Many parishioners have asked how they may acknowledge Father Joe’s contribution to the Parish and thank him for his unstinting devotion to Blessed Sacrament for the last 15 years. There is a long-time tradition in our Church that departing pastors are presented with a “purse” on their departure and we believe that this is a fitting manner in which to thank our pastor, Father Joe, as he prepares to leave our Parish.

At all Masses this weekend special envelopes will be distributed in which you may place your gift. All gifts will be presented to Father Joe on his return from the pilgrimage to Ireland. If you chose to enclose a cheque, please make it payable to “Fr. Joe Gift”. As this does not constitute a donation to the parish, please note that it will not be reflected in your annual income tax receipt.

Thank you for your generous acknowledgement and gesture of kindness to Father Joe.

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