Since 2004, parishioners, past and present, have been the beneficiaries of Fr. William Bowles' sharing of faith, witness, counsel, and spiritual journey.
After 16 years of dedicated service to the Lord at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, he is now retiring from active services effective July 1, 2020.
Fr. Bowles has delighted parishioners with his varied stories and many scriptural applications throughout the years. Apart from celebrating the Holy Eucharist at daily and weekend Masses, and providing guidance and absolution during Confessions, his visitation to the sick for anointing was most important to him. In addition, Thursday night's Bible Study was also one of his most enjoyable experiences as he shared his well-researched information with all who attended.
At this time, may I, on behalf of the Parish Family of St. John the Baptist, express heartfelt gratitude for Fr. Bowles' love and service to the people of God during these wonderful years. "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 7:17).
Father Vincent T. Kelly
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Prayer for Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
Grant, we pray, O Lord our God, that we may be sustained by the intercession of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, that, as through them you gave your Church the foundations of her heavenly office, so through them you may help her to eternal salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.