Our Lady of Sorrows
No Saturday Vigil Mass
Our Lady of Sorrows
I am very excited about this new opportunity and the positive impact it promises to have on our community, but sadly, this means that I will have to leave Our Lady of Sorrows/ Santisima Trinidad. You are being left in very capable hands. I am happy to inform you that Fr. Alfonso Serna has been nominated by the Provincial to be Administrator. In addition, Fr. Dan Houde will accompany him here as Associate Pastor. Frs. Gabriel and Adolfo will remain as Associate Pastors. Fr. Alfonso’s youth, energy, creativity, and passion are going to be wonderful gifts to the parish. I know that many of you already know and love him.
As for my timeline, my last day as pastor will be Sunday, May 12. To ease the transition and to make room for others who will be arriving or taking up new positions during this transition time, I will move out of the rectory by May 1 and will be living in Rosario House. My last appointments will be Thursday, May 2.
My time here as your pastor has been filled with rich and rewarding experiences as well as times of stress and challenge. But through the challenges we faced, I remain in complete awe at the growth I have witnessed within both parishes and within myself. So, if there was one word I could use to sum up my time with you, that word is “blessed.” I have been blessed to walk with you for just a little while on this pilgrimage to God’s kingdom. I have fallen in love with each and every one of you and that love will always be a part of my life. You ALL will have a special place in my heart and in my prayers, always and forever.
I ask you to pray for me, as well, as I begin my new ministry.
Over these next few weeks I hope that I will have the chance to speak to many of you, to be able to say good-bye and ask for your blessing. This will be difficult for me. For now, let me use a quote from the Broadway musical “Annie”: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
God bless you and God bless this wonderful parish.
Fr. Stan DeBoe
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