June 13, 2010 - Parish of St Joseph Cathedral, Hartford, CT - Year for Priests Mass of Thanksgiving and Luncheon in honor of Msgr. John McCarthy, Msgr. David Liptak, Fr. Collins Anaeche, Fr. Daniel Akho and Fr. Lawrence Wrenn. It was a wonderful day where our community of worshipers came together to celebrate the Eucharist, give thanks, and share our friendship and love. Joy and good eats where abundant! "We thank you for ministering Christ to us and helping us minister Christ to each other. We are grateful for the many gifts you bring to our community; for drawing us together in worship, for visiting us in our homes, for comforting us in sickness, for showing us compassion, for blessing our marriage, for baptizing our children, for confirming us in our calling, for supporting us in bereavement, for helping us to grow in faith, for encouraging us to take the initiative, for helping the whole community realize God's presence among us. For our part, we pray that we may always be attentive to your needs and never take you for granted. You, like us, need friendship and love, welcome and a sense of belonging, kind words and acts of thoughtfulness. God bless our priests. Almighty Father, grant to these servants of yours the dignity of the priesthood. Renew within them the Spirit of holiness."
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