Thank you to All in Saint Anne Parish for celebrating with me my 30th Anniversary as a priest last Sunday. It was a joy for me to celebrate, 2 beautiful Masses, and a wonderful reception I have had so many blessings in my priestly ministry these 30 years, and last Sunday was one of them! Know that I keep all of you, my Saint Anne Parish family, in special prayer.
Gracias a toda la Parroquia de Santa Ana por celebrar conmigo mi 30 ° aniversario como sacerdote, el Domingo pasado. Fue una alegria para mi celebrar 2 hermosas Misas y una maravillosa recepcion. ¡he tenido tantas bendiciones en mi ministerio sacerdotal estos 30 años, y el Domingo pasado fue uno mas de ellos! Esten seguros que los mantengo a todos ustedes, mi familia de Santa Ana, en mis oraciones especiales.
Today, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. On this anniversary, I want to thank my family for transmitting to me our Catholic Faith and always encouraging me in my vocation; hearing the Lord's call. They are with me at this anniversary Mass today: my mother Carole (my father William was called home to the Lord in 1994), my sister Karen, and my brothers David, Paul and Rick, and their families. Some came from Pennsylvania and Maryland today. Thank you, family, for always being there; I remember all of you with love at Mass today.READ MORE
Next Sunday, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. I was ordained a priest at the Guardian Angel Cathedral (then the co-cathedral of the Diocese of Reno - Las Vegas) on Saturday, January 16, 1988, by Bishop Walsh. I can hardly believe that it was 30 years ago! And I have had so many blessed priestly ministry experiences and memories since then. In gratitude to Almighty God for the gift of my vocation to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ, I will offer Masses of Thanksgiving with you here at Saint Anne next Sunday, January 14th, at 10:00 AM (in Spanish) and 12:00 Noon (in English). An ordination anniversary reception will follow in the Ghanem Center Gym after the Noon Mass. All are invited. Know that I keep all of you, my parish family, in my prayers on that day.