Here is my final bulletin article for the Catholic community of Pettis County, Mo. My first priestly assignment will always have a special place in my memory and heart.
Thank you! Thank you for the wonderful receptions, cards and gifts last weekend. Thank you for all of your support this past year and a half. Thank you for opening your community, your homes, your families and your lives to me throughout our time together. Thank you for allowing me to grow, learn and mess up as a “baby priest.” Thank you for allowing me to play softball, tennis and BBQ with you all. Thank you for allowing me to discover, share and cultivate my passion of teaching and sharing the faith with you all. Thank you to the students at Sacred Heart for always greeting me with a smile and joy. Thank you to my students for buying into a different way of learning and then pushing yourselves to grow. Thanks to Fr. Mark and the staff at Sacred Heart, St. Pat’s and St. John’s for helping me along the way. I could go on and on, so let me just it one last time, Thank you!