Sunday, June 18, 2017

"A Moment of Farewell"

Today was the day we said "farewell" to Father Jason.  He is shown celebrating one of his last Masses, before leaving, with other priests and deacons on the altar with him,   He came to St. Brigid's four years ago, as a new priest right out of the seminary.  He is a wonderful priest and is loved by the whole community.  He came to the priesthood in an interesting way - he graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a masters in computer science.  Then he dramatically changed course and went to the seminary to become a priest.  Now that he is leaving us, he is headed to Catholic University in Washington, D.C. for five years for his second masters and a doctorate!  It is expected that he will be teaching at a seminary eventually.  During the  party in the parish hall, parishioners could have their pictures taken with him, and three daughters from one family are shown posing for the photographer.

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