Though I dread farewells, I wish to thank Fr. Hoover, Fr. Frecker, Dcn. Campbell, the staff and the parish for welcoming and granting me multiple learning opportunities during my summer here at IC. From developing life skills such as cooking to performing the various Sacraments and ministries, these experiences have strengthened me as I continue my journey to serve God and his people in Boston, MA for my final year of formation.
Thank you for your friendship and especially for all your prayers, feedback and support!
And though the recent COVID-19 precautions have restricted a more personal interaction between us, know that I will be praying for your well-being and perseverance in the faith. No matter the circumstance or difficulty, may you always find peace, strength and consolation in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Blessings and peace to all of you,
-Dcn. Stephen Ondrey