May 1, 2009

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from last week:

Take the time to thank priests and let them know they are appreciated

Have you thanked your priest today? I am often in awe of the devotion to duty of our priests.

All year they are busy, but they are noticeably busy during the Easter season with the extra Masses, reconciliation and Holy Week services. I want to remind all Catholics to think about their generosity and thank them.

Those who have employment have regular hours where they know when they will start and when they will end. Priests are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week with theirs.

If there is an emergency or a need for the last rites, they will be there. The sacrament of reconciliation is available when the needy soul just picks up the phone and calls or looks around to see when this sacrament is available in the parishes.

Many parishes have daily Mass celebrated by our heroic priests. I am grateful every day for them.

I want to publicly thank Msgr. Mark Svarczkopf, Father Donald Quinn, Father Rick Nagel and Father Mauro Rodas for all the time they put into their vocation and in the service of their flock at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood.

Our lives are richer because of the abundance of Masses celebrated, sacrament of reconciliation made available and their ongoing support and help with the Church.

They did such fine work during Lent and Easter, and they deserve to know they are appreciated.

- Pamela Proctor, Greenwood

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