“Your applause signals the warm welcome you have given to Father Jesse during the months that have passed since he was appointed as your pastor. You have seen the priestly goodness, the talent, the energy and the dedication he brings to his ministry here at St. Joseph’s. I thank you not only for welcoming Father Jesse but also for working closely with him as a new chapter is written in the history of this great parish.
“Let me also say a special word of welcome to Father Jesse’s parents as well as his family members who join us today along with parishioners from parishes where Father Jesse has served in the past and his many friends from near and far.”
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