Our dear Father Bill will be saying goodbye to our parish in three short weeks.  The blessings he has brought to Our Lady of the Angels Mission in Sonoita and St Therese Parish in Patagonia are bountiful.  Though we, and many of our Christian neighbors, are very sad to see him leave we share his exuberance and send him off with our deepest best wishes and this prayer.

God of our life’s journeys, we gather here to celebrate the goodness of Fr. Bill and ask Your blessing as he continues on the road of life.  May the love we share be a bond that unites us forever, wherever he may be.

We know that God goes with you.

As you journey onward Fr. Bill, remember always that our love and appreciation for you are etched in our hearts.

We know that God goes with you.

As you experience the uncertainties of moving on, may you also experience the blessing of inner growth.

We know that God goes with you.

We praise and thank you, God of our journey, for Fr. Bill who will be leaving us soon.  We entrust him to Your loving care, knowing that You are always the Faithful Traveler and Companion on his way.  Shelter him and protect him from all harm and all useless anxiety.  May the future be a source of many enriching and transforming moments.  We ask this in your holy name oh Lord.  Amen.