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.

At the retirement open 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.


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