My Dear Fellow Parishioners,
By this time, I am sure you have heard that the Archbishop along with the Vicar for Clergy have decided that my term should end in accordance with a request of the Salesian Community and guidelines set forth by Rome. Therefore, I will no longer be the Administrator of our parish as of midnight 9/30/2020.
During these 20 years as your Deacon and Administrator, along with Fathers Kvedas and Mathai, we’ve accomplished quite a bit. Looking around our parish, there isn’t a ‘corner’ that hasn’t been positively affected by your hard-work, generosity and stewardship. Whether it be the Gather Us In project, refurbishment of the Sanctuary, Reconciliation Chapel, Sacristy, Lyceum Kitchen, the beautiful grounds, or the Church Roof, you have worked and supported these efforts without reservation and with a true Christian commitment. I will always be tremendously grateful and thankful to all of you.
Saint Michael Parish is a unique and special place. I would argue that it is like no other! People are the Church, not buildings, and every person who calls themselves a parishioner adds to that uniqueness as a true Christian witness of the Gospel of the Lord. You have so much to be proud of, please never forget that and never stop loving and supporting your parish-community, whatever may happen!
As for my Diaconal ministry, it has been a wonderfully fulfilling 28 years of ministry, 20 of it being spent here with our parish-family. As I told the Parish Council, I have not one regret while serving, especially in Beacon Falls. I’ve given this parish 100% of my very being, 100% of the time.
Since I have not been asked to stay on, I will be seeking another church at which to work. So, as of 10/1/2020, I will be unassigned. Please pray for me, that the Holy Spirit guide and protect me and my family during this transition.
You know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers, that God will continue to bless this parish-community abundantly.
On behalf of my family, I thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you. I especially thank those who always supported me in ministry and in all of my endeavors to positively move this parish forward. May God and Saint Michael bless you always,