A HARD GOODBYE and THANKFUL HEARTS. ❤
Fr. John, you are our hero. Thank you for putting your retirement plans on pause to shepherd the CHS community during this unique year of grace with its extraordinary challenges.
You have revealed the face of God to us through your gentle pastoral care in action. We are grateful for your leadership during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Your daily reflection with your concern, your constant loving affirmations, and your challengs to act justly have been an inspiration. Through you our lives have been bless and enriched.
We will hold you in our prayers as you hit the pause button again to restart your retirement journey. We hope you will come back often to visit us.
Dear Father John,
The people of Church of the Holy Spirit present this memento in appreciation for your excellent stewardship of our faith community as we have awaited our new pastor.
We are deeply grateful to you for leading us -- for not taking the easy road -- but walking with us and sharing your deep faith and love for God.
Even with the obstacles of the Covid pandemic, your prayerful guidance, thoughtful reflections and good humor have kept us one in Christ.
Thank you for shepherding us throughout this challenging year.
The Holy Spirit has truly blessed us with your humility and grace.