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Fr Mike notches up 40 years of pastoral ministry

 

Fr Mike is celebrating 40 years of ordination to the priesthood.
40 years of putting others before himself,
40 years of opening hearts and minds to the love of God,
40 years of making a huge difference to the lives of so many people that he has served.
Being there for them in all life's joys and sufferings,highs and lows.
We are so blessed to have him as our parish priest

Fr Mike in his vestments

and thank God for all the many gifts and talents
that he has given Fr Mike.
We thank Fr Mike for sharing these with us so generously
for sharing his faith with us
for encouraging us and giving us the freedom to explore, share and discover our faith
in ways no other cluster does.
We are aware that during the past 40 years
Fr Mike will have touched the lives of so many people
in so many ways
in so many places,
but we are so happy that he is here with us
and give him our hearfelt congratulations
and pray for many more years of active ministry with us
as we continue our journey of faith.
So Fr Mike, congratulations from all of us,
we know that you don't like a fuss
but there will be some sandwiches and a celebration cake in the hall after Mass
to which everyone is invited.
So please come into the hall after Mass and continue the celebrations.



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