Fr. Chris’ Farewell
The Parish council, in consultation with the pastoral team, has devised a three-fold plan to acknowledge and celebrate Fr. Chris’ term as Pastor of St. Basil’s Parish. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm– the date and time of Fr. Chris’ Mass of Thanksgiving followed by a reception in our newly renovated parish hall. This reception will be a pot luck- so any culinary contributions are most appreciated. You can state what you plan on contributing as we get closer to this goodbye event. Secondly, recognizing the significant work our parish is now completing in its 160th anniversary year, council is preparing a small book to record these changes and our transformation as a community.
Kindly reach out to council members (via the parish office) if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions for raw material to include in the keepsake book. Finally, the third element of the plan involves a token of our appreciation. Fr. Chris had already planned on a trip to Italy in mid-June for retreat and renewal before assuming his new duties at St. Thomas University. Parish council has decided on behalf of all of us at St. Basil’s to make a cash donation from our current operating account to help Fr. Chris cover his travel expenses. Please stay tuned for more details as June quickly approaches. Thank you!