In recent years, the last Sunday of October has been known as Priesthood Sunday. This is a day for the Church community to honor and thank our priests for the many sacrifices they make and for the amazing work they do for the Lord. We have a custom of sending brief notes of thanks and encouragement to every priest in the Diocese of Manchester around this date. Our juniors and seniors composed the notes and I mailed them out. I must confess that I just finally sent the final batch but most of the priests did get their notes around the actual date.
We are all go grateful for all these men and for their selfless devotion to God's Church and people.