Join us to Celebrate Parishioner Joe Merrick and His Faithful Devotion to our Parish.


Celebrate with us on Thursday, December 6th at our 9:30 AM Mass. Reception immediately following

It is with much gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Joe Merrick, our parishioner, who has been our daily sacristan and sexton for the past 42 years.

Over these years, the priests, deacons, daily lay liturgical ministers, our daily congregation and our Parish Staff have been the recipients of Joe’s ministry. With faith-filled love and with deep and abiding respect for the sacredness of our church, Joe opened and closed the church each day throughout the week, and he made sure that everything at the altar was well prepared. Joe was always very knowledgeable about all the required changes in the church as we moved into new liturgical seasons.

Although his general health was failing in more recent years, nothing stopped Joe from fulfilling his responsibilities to our worshiping community. Even with his hearing becoming more and more impaired and with his sight also failing with the passing of years, Joe continued long after most people would have retired and in so doing, he has been a tremendous inspiration to those who saw him each day.

Joe and his wife, Terry, will continue to be seen periodically at our 9:30 AM daily Mass and always at our 9:00 AM Sunday Mass. On behalf of the Parish Community, and in particular all those who served along with him, we offer him our best wishes and we thank God and we thank Joe for his faithful service to the Church.

All our parishioners are invited to join us for a celebration in honor of Joe’s faithful service to the Church on Thursday, December 6th, beginning with our 9:30 AM Mass and continuing with a reception immediately following in the Parish Center. All are welcome to attend to thank Joe for all he has done for our Parish.

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