The wedding feast at Cana signals to us that Jesus our Lord & Savior was very much in tune with human customs of celebration. In our own time, it is no accident that the first document issued by the Second Vatican Council was the “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium)” on December 4, 1963. We proclaim, we celebrate, we receive. Our celebration of Holy Mass and the sacraments are truly meant to be celebrations. Let us make them such!
Along this line, the Bishop has approved my retirement from active ministry, coinciding with my 65th birthday this week… so let’s celebrate! Effective at the end of this month, January 31, 2019 I will be a priest retired, receiving my pension, and “in senior ministry”! The Bishop and I have mutually agreed that I will continue to reside here at Corpus Christi and celebrate Mass for you until a new priest is assigned on July 1st later this year.
In the meantime, come to our celebration this weekend, Sunday evening Jan 20th, as we mark my big 6-5 ! Hope you can join us all. Most importantly though, please pray for me, as I will always fondly remember you in my prayers! What a joy God has blessed me with, being here in Tahoe the last few years. God bless us all!