It was nearly a month ago that I expressed in St. Mary’s Parish bulletin my informal farewell message, which also appeared on Facebook. So many of you responded to that message and expressed your gratitude for my ministry in the parish and your sadness in knowing that I had in fact left the parish for good. Your kindness and love was obvious in those messages. Reading each one of them brought a lot of tears to my eyes! I sincerely thank you for your kindness. Right now, because of treatments, I am not able to travel long distances. So far I have completed five treatments and the sixth one is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15th. After that there may be another six or seven more treatments to go. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I am truly grateful to each one of you for expressing on Facebook your feelings of appreciation of my ministry at St. Mary’s. Unfortunately I am not on Facebook. I certainly miss you, but I will always keep you and the little ones in my heart and in my prayers. Some day, after I have completed my treatments and am able to travel, I will come by to say my formal farewell to you. I leave the details of this in the hands of the new Pastor and the new Parish Council. I am sure you all will be notified of this in time. Again thanks and God bless. Love you all.