To Msgr. Gaalaas, the staff, and dear parishioners and friends at St. Bernard of Clairvaux,
I would like to extend my deepest thanks for your kind words and well wishes upon my ordination to the permanent diaconate last weekend. I am most grateful for the support you have given myself and my family over our many years as parishioners, and in particular, over the past six years of my diaconate formation. Thank you especially for all of the rosaries, novenas, masses, good deeds and prayers offered on my behalf and presented to me in the Spiritual Bouquet and beyond.
God bless you for your charity!
Through Mary to Jesus,
Reverend Mr. J Thomas