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FATHER ABEL’S COLUMN – JUNE 14TH, 2015

good-shepherdI am humbled and honored to have been installed by Bishop DiMarzio as the 10th Pastor of St. Sebastian parish. Words can’t describe how truly happy I am to be able to serve each and every one of you. As I have said many times, I love being a priest and now I especially love serving as your Pastor. I promise to continue to work hard and keep this parish alive in Christ’s love. I thank Bishop DiMarzio for his confidence and trust in appointing me as Pastor. I respect and admire Bishop DiMarzio so very much! I had the privilege of working very closely with him in my role as Vocation Director. I have come to know a man who truly is a shepherd, who cares so very much for the flock that has been entrusted to him. Thank you Bishop for all you have done for me!

I want to thank all of you for your prayers and participation in last week’s 8th Annual Corpus Christi Procession! It was truly a blessed event for our parish and community as we processed the Blessed Sacrament around the streets of Woodside. A special word of thanks to Dr. Catherine Thronton for all her excellent work carried out with her committee. She puts in a lot of time and energy into making this a truly powerful encounter with Christ!

Finally, I want to wish all of God’s Blessings upon the graduation class of 2015! I am truly proud of all of their accomplishments that they have achieved during their time here at St. Sebastian and me as your Pastor love you so very much and please know we will always be here for you!

Thanks for your support.