St. Bernard’s Church says farewell today to Deacon Jon Fincher, who is preparing for ordination to the priesthood on Friday. Deacon Fincher has been in residence at our parish since leaving the seminary in March due to coronavirus. After ordination, he will return to his home parish St. Pius X Church for a few months, and then go back to Rome in the fall to complete his licentiate in moral theology. Deacon Fincher expressed gratitude to Msgr. Gaalaas and Father Shane for showing him how to love and serve the people of God. “Please pray that I can be a good and holy priest of Jesus Christ, and that my heart can be more and more conformed to the heart of the Good Shepherd,” he said.
Our parish family is grateful for Deacon Fincher’s time with us, and we celebrate in hope for the many blessings to come in his priesthood!