More than 100 intrepid parishioners joined Bishop Timothy Senior, Father Mike McCormac, Father Shaji Silva, Father Mike Davis and Deacon Bob Stewart in the dedication and blessing of the Assumption Prayer Garden on January 7th, despite temperatures in the low 20’s and howling winter winds. The ceremony began inside the church with Bishop Senior’s comments to those gathered expressing his joy in the opportunity to come back and visit Assumption BVM Parish on such a wonderful occasion. Bishop Senior voiced his gratitude to the members of Assumption Parish for “remembering those priests who have made a positive difference in your lives.”
Father Mike Davis, our Pastor, in his remarks explained that what first started as a suggestion for a memorial for Father Bill, grew into the wonderful idea to include all the deceased Priests who served our parish so faithfully. Fr. Mike gave thanks to all the people who were involved in the planning, designing, and building of the Prayer Garden, and for the generosity of the parishioners of Assumption BVM.
Bishop Senior led the procession from the church to the Prayer Garden for the blessing. After enduring the cold weather, the congregation moved to the parish hall where they enjoyed warm drinks and snacks graciously provided by the Parish Hospitality Committee.