If you do not see me around this weekend, it’s because Mary and I are taking our first vacation since Covid-19 hit two years ago. We are coming back today, but since I have to write these corners ahead of time, I’m writing this before the vacation! Anyway, yesterday (March 12) is the third anniversary of the beginning of my assignment here at Prince of Peace. Even though I’m not here today, I can assure you a lot of different emotions are within me today. People ask me all the time if I like being here and if like what I do. It goes without saying that I love being here as your servant; all of you have changed my life in ways you will never know or could even imagine! Do I like what I do? Again, I love what I do here, but I will say this – it is a difficult job, and it comes like anything else with its’ many, shall I say – “opportunities”. There is never any boredom around here, and I could spend virtually all day every day here and not run out of things to do!
Putting all those emotions aside, I can say one thing for certain: We are so very blessed to be here, there is no other place we would rather be than here at Prince of Peace! I am so grateful to every one of you for your care, support, and incredible kindness. YOU are my inspiration!
Our staff here at Prince of Peace runs on three main principles, and in this order: 1) We are here to serve God, 2) We are here to serve the wonderful people of this parish, and 3) We are here to support and serve each other. If any these principles are not adhered to, we cannot serve God nor you in the proper way. I sure hope you can see these principles lived out when you are here,
if not please let me know! Thank you for everything!
- Deacon Jeff