Monday, June 28, 2010


After attending this Parish for nearly 11 years and been a Parishioner for most of that time, this past weekend the Community of St. James said Farewell.

Saturday consisted of the Bishop saying the mass, although he was greeted by protesters:

Then on Sunday it was time for the Community to say goodbye one final time. It was nice to see that the Church was filled to overflow capacity.

As the Mass ended Fr. John had everyone process out row by row shaking the hands or hugging Deacon Jim Stewart and Danny Bryan.

Then it was time to say goodbye to Fr. John, Deacon Jim and Deacon Danny.

Fr. John Weigand
                                                               Deacon Jim Stewart

It was a beautiful day to say goodbye, but, it was bitter sweet. I am not sure which parish my wife and I will join going forward, but, it may take some time before I am comfortable again.