Saturday, August 12, 2017

Farewell And God Bless

Chris Hughes has made a life-changing decision that inspires those who may wonder about the future of our Catholic Church.  Today at the 4:00 pm Mass we say farewell to him and provide a blessing as he begins his studies for the priesthood for the Diocese of Fall River.   He will attend the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Chris has been on the altar learning and assisting for quite a while at Christ the King under the tutelage of Monsignor Hoye, Christ the King’s former pastor, and now our new pastor, Father Healey.   As one of the deacons at Christ the King, I’ve been on the altar with him many times, and I’ve witnessed dedication, enthusiasm, and a passion for our faith.   He has written thoughtful blogs at our “King’s Corner.”

I for one will miss him because of who he is and the role model he provides for the young, as well as the older.   His attention to detail when serving on the altar and his knowledge of what to do and when has been more than a little impressive. 

I offer this personal blessing: “Chris, may the Lord always will be with you at the Seminary.  May you always feel comforted that the priests and deacons at Christ the King who support you are there for you to build you up when you are feeling down and the days and nights seem far too long.  May you always remember and be buoyed knowing Christ the King parishioners are proud of you and love you regardless of the outcome and whatever decisions you make about your future.  May peace always be with you!”

Remember that I’m always available to listen and hear what you have to say.   Always remember that our faith is about Jesus and what he did for the people.  You are to do the same.

Thanks for being such a strong supporter and good person.  

Deacon David Pierce

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