Just as last weekend we welcomed Fr. Brendan, so this weekend we must say farewell to Fr. Damian who has been re-assigned to the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford. Such is the lot of a priest who promises to go wherever the bishop sees a need.
Fr. Damian is such a willing priest. He will be at all Masses this weekend to say goodbye and to allow Parishioners to thank him and send him off with gratitude and prayers.
We thank Father for his 2 years here at St. Mary’s, in particular for his little known service to the sick of our Parish during the worst of COVID. Few know the pastoral service he provided in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice through his sacramental and pastoral priestly service.
Thank you, Father Damian and may you go with God.