We have been blessed to have a couple of scripture scholars at St. Patrick during my time here. Many years ago we had Fr. Vernon Meyer with us who is a great teacher and shared so many insights into the scriptures.
Now for the past 13 years we have had the honor of having Fr. André Dargis with us, and he is also a scripture scholar. His love for scripture and teaching shows in all that he does for our parish and the Church at large.
He recently celebrated his 55th anniversary as a Priest. He had informed us that he would love to have a simple celebration after the 4:30 pm Mass next Saturday, June 4. After the Mass, there will be cake and goodies and a table to place cards for Fr. André.
I feel so blessed during my time here to have people so gifted in knowing the scriptures. Tricia Hoyt was another person so knowledgeable in scriptures and every Tuesday we have had Kevin Saunders with his Bible class.
Next weekend we celebrate Fr. André’s anniversary of 55 years of priesthood and we ask God to continue to bless his ministry to God’s people.
Peace in Christ,