Monday, March 20, 2006

A note from Fr. Lawrence

Father has asked me to post this note of thanks to our parish community -- Mat. Donna

I would like to thank you all, from the bottom of my aging, increasingly-decrepit heart, for all the kindness and love shown to me this last weekend--the singing of the Many Years, the cake, the signs and balloons in the church hall, the high-jacking of the priest by some of the men to a restaurant in Langley, all the many expressions of kindness and congratulation--all makes growing old no bad thing. I am grateful to God for you all, and I thank Him (and you) for your love. --Fr. Lawrence

9 comments:

Matthew Francis said...

Happy Birthday, Fr. Lawrence!

God grant you many years!

Owen's Mama said...

We love you Father Lawrence!

Gabe L said...

Many, many, many, many years Father! (and then even many more) We'll follow you to the ends of the earth, even to the very heart of Mordor.

Peter T Chattaway said...

I would have loved to be part of the hijacking myself, but certain, um, duties have arisen in my life these days. Ah well -- Many Years, Father, and thank you for taking time out from your special day to church my kids!

elizabeth said...

yea! Happy Birthday Fr. Lawrence! many years and lots of love!

RW said...

We were at All Saints....what happened? I missed the Birthday and Thomas and Elizabeth?

Many years Father Lawrence.

kimberley said...

I LOVED hearing of the hijaking. well done, hijakers!

I love you lots, Papa.
Happy Birthday.

myn said...

God Bless you!! Happy Birthday!

pasivirta said...

Many Years Father! sad I missed out, perhaps hijacking will become a small t tradition...