Proud to be a priest
From the Desk of Father David
Dear Friends in Christ,
A priest sabbatical is a time for intense study, spiritual growth and rest. The reason I did not want a parish celebration for my anniversary was because I was hoping to take a sabbatical this summer for the months of June – August. It did not come to fruition.
Even with all the problems the Church is going through, I am very proud to be a Roman Catholic priest. As I reflect upon my thirty years as a priest, I realized that I had a dynamic ministry only because of God’s assistance, help from the saints, my family, friends, my staff and parishioners. I lost count of the number of people who have told me, “I pray for you every day.” There are days when I know everything was accomplished by the prayers of these people and not by my own efforts.
I want to thank everyone who congratulated me for my thirty years of priesthood. Especially, during these difficult times, your support and prayers have and always will be very important me. I have been very blessed these thirty years and I look forward to what the future will hold.
May Almighty God hold all of us in the palm of His Hands. May the Holy Family strengthen all of our families.