I have just received word that Victor Quintanilla will also be leaving the employ of Holy Spirit Parish in the very near future. Victor has served our parish for over 18 years.
Join our Farewell gathering for Ann, Chayo and Martha today (Friday, 09/22) between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, in the Courtyard at Holy Spirit. See you there!
Victor was usually the first person who greeted you when you walked into the parish offices. He performed so many important tasks for so many people in our parish that his services will be a devastating loss to all.
Victor has always been the essence of patience and kindness, always so willing to give of his time and talents, usually well beyond the call of duty.
Thank You Victor, you will always remain in our hearts!
I also received the following:
Goodbye Youth Group Friends.
For the past 11 years (7 of which have been under the direction of Victor Quintanilla) you have allowed us the privilege to minister to your needs through our Middle School Youth Group.
The time has come for us to say goodbye to this ministry. Victor and I have been struggling with this decision for some time. With the current uncertainty as to when our meetings could be held, what length of time we would have for our meetings and what would be expected of us during these meetings, we find it difficult to continue with this ministry.
We tried to find a way for our youth group to meet on Wednesday nights, but unfortunately that cannot happen. During tonight’s (Wed. Sept. 20) Parents meeting, we discussed options for other nights, but no other night or time seems workable.
We will miss all of the activities that we have shared with each of you over the years -the meetings, the lock-ins, the service projects, the year-end trips. But we will also have the many memories of past years to help fill our loss.
We wish only the best for each of you and we want to say goodbye by sharing the prayer that we used to send forth our graduating eighth graders, during the final meeting of the school year.
Blessings upon you,
upon those you love
and those you shall never know.
Blessings upon your health, upon your steps,
and upon the vision of your eyes.
Blessings upon you in all circumstances;
joy and sorrow,
for wisdom rests in them,
twin experiences with different faces.
Blessings be upon what lies before you,
the sun, mostly unseen
the challenges and decisions
the pain and the relief.
Blessings upon you, my dearest friends.
Peace and All Good Things,
Benny Arfele & Victor Quintanilla
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