Approaching the 50th anniversary of my ordination (December 21, 2017) I couldn't help thinking what many of the priests ordained with me must think: how things have changed, both in the Church and civil society since we were ordained. Of course, the sixties were very turbulent times, and that turbulence has been propelled into our times, fifty years later. We can only trust God and his guidance and mercy as we go forward. Our eyes, minds, and hearts must always be fixed on Him, going forward as we now say.
Thinking about my years and also the years of my ministry, I must say how humbled I've been to be the recipient of so many blessings in so many ways. To be born in our wonderful country, to be born into a family of faith, to be a son of the Church, and to have met so many wonderful and beautiful people is certainly part of blessings that have been beyond measure. My life should be totally one of thanksgiving to God for blessings received. There is no other way to put it.
Please join me in giving thanks to God and all the people who have been part of my ministry on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM Mass in St. Joan of Arc Church. This Mass will have a little ?Italian? flavor (since I spent four years in Italy and fell in love with the country and people) and our former music minister Ms Deana Muro will be on hand to lead the singing in the liturgy.
I will be retiring at the end of the year, and my last Mass at St. Joan will be on Sunday, December 31, at 11:00 AM with reception to follow in the Gathering Place of Domremy Pavilion.
Let us continue to pray for one another?..Father Pribonic