After the last Mass on Sunday, an embrace of farewell with Bishop James Golka from the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
This past weekend was a highlight of my priesthood. We celebrated 100 years as a parish with prayer and wonderful parties. We dedicated the sculpture of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Andre House. We welcomed Bishop Bill Wack, CSC from Florida and former associate pastor at Sacred Heart. We welcomed Bishop Golka for two Masses. We welcomed a new pastor, Fr. Jarrod Waugh, CSC. And, I said goodbye.
I am deeply touched by the outpouring of tears, embraces, smiles, handshakes and moments of silent appreciation. I have been privileged to share many stories, personal sufferings and loss, and moments of profound wonder and joy. I continue to lift you in prayer, always.
God give you peace.
You are leaving today- safe travels and good journey. Again, I thank you for all your loving support and kindness over the past several years. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures in college life… And peace with you as well.