Yesterday was a significant day in the life of our parish — our priest has retired. Fr. John has served here for thirty-one years; we’ve been blessed to take part in the last ten months.
Our choir, plus a few extra voices.
Elevation of the chalice during the Eucharist.
At the retirement celebration in the parish house.
It was a musical day full of Fr. John’s favorite hymns and anthems, plus the choir sang new settings of Sanctus and Agnus Dei that I composed as a retirement gift, and the first half of the retirement party included dulcimer music.