You will be greatly missed. You have shown us how to live as Jesus did and i, for one, am grateful for your loving example. Time to enjoy a well deserved retirement. ..God Bless
The gratitude for having you for our priest for any amount of time far outweighs the sorrow for parting. My family is forever changed by your holy example. Temporal things may change but you are always in our hearts. God bless you during this tradition and yes, let's have a beautiful 5 months :)
Thank you very much for everything you've done. I am glad you knew my parents from Northern, married them, & I met you as s baby. Then when I lived in Crystal Lake I reconnected with you & the church as well as LOTW. Wishing you a wonderful retirement in June!
You are a true Shepherd. We have been blessed with your presence and will always be thankful for the Wisdom that you shared with us every week. You bring Joy with you wherever you go. Thank you and May God Bless you in your retirement!!
My take away from knowing you as the pastor at St Thomas is: your wisdom, your delivery -firm, but loving - I heard you, thank you! You kept the message simple and not complex, thank you. Your humility and compassion...💞
I knew this day was coming ,but my heart hurts to think of not seeing you every week. You have been a blessing in my life and the parish life
Thank you for 17 amazing years
Our parish is so strong in faith and community
Because of your efforts and leadership
Relish the next chapter of your life
God Bless you always
OH, my dear Father, I will truly miss you.please take care of yourself.
Thank you for all that you have done for us, you will be missed but not forgotten. God bless and enjoy your well deserved retirement!
Great news for you but sadly we will miss you tons. Enjoyed working and worshipping with you. Congratulations on the decision to retire, not an easy one. You have nurtured St. Thomas into a wonderful parish family. God bless you with many many years of blissful retirement.
Monsignor we remember the day u arrived at St Thomas What a calming feeling we felt from you right from the beginning !! You have made our life here at St Thomas very blessed & comfortable !
We thank you as a family for graduations,. 1st communions marriages & o so many blessings We will miss u & pray for you always !! Enjoy retirement
With our love & His The Brights
We have all been blessed by being able to share time with you in worship and the sacrements. Although this may have been a difficult decision, I know that you do so following God's will. May the Lord bless you as you continue on the next path along your holy journey.
You will be missed. What a treasure you have been to all of us and what an example of Christ you have been to me and all. Enjoy your retirement, you have certainly earned it. Change is never easy. May God bless you and continue to bless us with another Pastor who has a heart for our Lord as you have shown to us! Blessings from my family to you! And yes, we will indeed enjoy these next five months together!!
God Bless you Monsignor! Enjoy your retirement! We have been so blessed to have had you for so long. You have set such an example in Holiness and Wisdom. Thank you!
You have our prayers as you enter this new chapter. We will miss you dearly! Due to my own declining health, we were forced to make many changes and now being in Lake Zurich, we've been having to go to Mass here (but we do drop by St T when possible. You have no idea how your goodness has touched us! You will be missed so much, but we pray for your good health and happiness always!
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