Yesterday, June 7 was the 36th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Raymond W. Lessard ordained two others and me, Father John Lyons and the late Father Tom Campbell on a sweltering, humid Savannah Saturday, June 7, 1980 morning at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah.
As fate would have it I had my last meeting as the Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Macon Deanery in Savannah yesterday June 7th.
I went to Richmond Hill Sunday night and took care of some business on a tropical storm Monday as Colin roared through the area with heavy rain.
Yesterday (Tuesday) the current pastor of Saint Anne, Father Joe Smith (who I recruited for the seminary when he sang in the Cathedral Men's Choir and I was associate pastor and vocation director at the Cathedral in the late 80's) allowed me to celebrate the 9 AM daily Mass at Saint Anne's old Church, the former Henry Ford Martha-Mary Chapel.
I was impressed with the number in attendance and a lot of children too.
This was my first Mass there. As I got out of my car parked behind the church, Tropical Storm Colin was just a remnant and the sun was peaking through the low clouds. I took this with my cell phone!
Is there a sign in this for me? If so what???????