Short Thoughts 06 25 17
By now many of you have heard that I am retiring from St. James. While it is true as of June 30, 2017 I am retiring as an employed member of the pastoral staff, I will continue to be a deacon here at St. James. I will be present on weekends to assist at the Masses and will continue to perform various ministries both within and outside of the parish. Most importantly, I will continue to be available to serve the many parishioners I have come to know over the years that I have been associated with St. James. Even though I will no longer have formal office hours here at St. James, I am still available to meet with and give support to you. Should you need to contact me; the office will know how to reach me. So why am I retiring? We all know and understand that there comes a time when you feel the need to slow down. Over the past couple of years I have been reflecting upon this and feel that time is now. What will I do? Maybe I will make up some of that lost time with Sharon, my wife. I consider retiring not stopping, but rather changing gears. Thank you, St. James, for continuing to be a part of my life.