The word “thank” stems from the Latin word “Tongere”. In Spanish, the word gracias means “thank you” and derives from the Latin phrase, “gratias agere”, which means to express thanks. In Italian, “grazie” is used to say “thank you” and it also derives from “gratius agere”.
There are always things to be thankful for, even now. Thankfulness reminds us how beautiful and blessed our lives are even under this very different and challenging time in our parish history. We have so much to be thankful for.
Thank you to Fr. Mike for being such an excellent “Shepherd of your flock”, your commitment to the priesthood and to your parish. You have been a blessing to all of us. Thank you to my brother deacons and Sr. Bernadine for your commitment that you have shown to the people of God. Thank you to our entire parish staff who worked so diligently to keep the ministries of our parish in uninterrupted motion.
We are an amazing parish. I truly believe that the greatest thanks should be given to you, the parishioners of our parish. Your example of the love and commitment that you have for Jesus Christ and Mother Church will never be forgotten. I believe that when the committee is formed to celebrate the 250th year anniversary of our parish, the year 2020 will not be forgotten and neither will be the good people of our parish, St. Patrick, pray for us!