At the end of my last Mass at St. Anne Church, Richmond Hill, Georgia, Sunday, June 26, Bishop Stephen Parkes surprised me at the end of the Mass by showing up to say a few words. I did not expect our bishop to be there and I did not see him enter the church. It was after Holy Communion and I had sat down for some silence when he approached me from my right side, from the side of the ambo, and actually startled me.
Here are the words he said with my concluding remarks:
And this is my final weekend homily. This was given at our 5 PM Vigil Mass, June 25th. For some reason, I can't post the video directly. But if you press, watch on Facebook, it will take you to the entire Mass. Or you can open the link HERE: