What a wonderful farewell you gave us yesterday! As Father Enrique Salazar leaves for Craig, Meeker and Rangely, and Father Alan Hartway leaves for Meade, and Thom McCarthy leaves as our school principal, and Luanne Bartoletta leaves as our preschool director, and I for the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Denver, we all were feted so very well by a very loving parish and school, English and Spanish community. Thank you!
Thank you especially to the SHJ Men's Club which put on the pig roast at Boulder's Foothills Park; thank you to very many who came to the joyful Mass beforehand; and thank you all for the festive atmosphere.
There is sadness in parting, but my oh my, there was a lot of love all around!
My farewell to you my parishioners in Boulder and in Nederland (where Father Enrique and I had a festive farewell with them last weekend) is simple: thank you from the bottom of my heart. All five of us have loved serving you, loving you, and will always treasure our time with you.
God bless you all, always!
PS. I will start a whole new series of blog posts at this very site, starting soon, from the seminary.