From the Pastor's Desk
The singular joy of my life has been sharing my life with you. As you can see from the cover of the bulletin, I began my priesthood with you in 1958. In 1980, I returned as Pastor. God has blessed me in my retirement, that I could return and spend my retirement with you.
I have always thought of you as family. God honored me by allowing me to share in the Baptisms of your children, their First Confession and First Eucharist. Later, I shared in their Confirmation and Wedding. Like you, I watched them grow up and have been very proud of who they became.
As a priest, we are expected to pack up and move whenever the bishop has need of us. Living here with you has been my home. And I am grateful for the time I had with you.
At this point in my life, I am where I need to be. But I miss the comradery that I share with you. Thank you for times that you smiled and waved to me. Thank you for inviting me to lunch or dinner. Thank you for the way you have taken care of me in these past years. I truly appreciate everything you have done for me.
Do keep me in your prayers, and know, that you are in my heart and in my prayers.