Thank you to St. Bernard’s From Fr. VINCE
Dear Monsignor Gaalaas and Parishioners at St. Bernard of Clairvaux,
Words cannot describe my heartfelt thanks for all the work, time, and energy you all put into my ordination weekend. There were so many moving parts, so many volunteers, so many people giving of themselves to make the First Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception a success. And what a success it was! It was an incredibly memorable evening that touched the hearts of so many people who came. So many people came up to me afterwards and remarked on how joyous and beautiful the whole evening was and thankful they were able to be in this moment with my family. And it would not have been possible without all of you! Not only for the weekend, but for the years I spent growing up here in St. Bernard’s with this parish community. Thank you for all you have given me and taught me all these years of my life. I cannot thank you enough. Thank you also for all the generous gifts. I am in the (slow) process of writing thank you notes to send to you all, but unfortunately I don’t have all needed addresses, so I apologize if I am unable to send you a note. I hope this message is sufficient to show my thanks!
A special word of gratitude goes out to Monsignor Gaalaas, Fr. Thomas Kalambadan, Deacon David Johnson, Parish Life Office Linda Forth and Charlotte Richert, Choir Director Anne Roberts, and many other people who helped out!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and know you are in my prayers!
Fr. Vince Fernandez