Wednesday, April 27, 2005

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling



I took this picture of Irish Pastor last Friday. I wish that blogger would allow me to show you the picture of him in such a way that you could clearly see the Irish twinkle in his eyes... believe me it is there! He is the best!

We have him for two more months as our pastor before he retires. Fortunately for us he has agreed to help out part time at the request of the priest who will take his place at the end of June. The new pastor is also Irish and an old buddy of our current pastor, so the transition will not be as traumatic as we had feared.

So now you can put a face with the stories. Neither the stories nor the picture do him justice.

There once was a fella named Aiden
Butler's Bridge was the town that he played in
He grew up to be
A fine priest now you see
Patrick's Isle is the best place their made in

6 comments:

Cliff Morrow said...

He is a kindly looking gentleman. Very nice tribute, Rhodent. Thanks

blue2go said...

CM said just what I was going to sy, he looks very kind.

Brooklyn said...

THE AFFECTION YOU HAVE FOR HIM COMES ACROSS EVEN IN YOUR WRITTING. THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS MAN HOLDS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART AND THE OTHER PARSHIONERS......YOU ARE BLESSED.

Anonymous said...

Great picture of Monsignor. The party is on. I will need everyone's help, so spread the word. LMW

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

That's so nice, Rhodent. He does look like a very, very nice and humble man.

We know how you feel. Hubby is about to go to a different church, so we are trying to make the transition for this church a smooth one as well as the next. Sounds like your transition should be great!

dbdoberman said...

A limerick for an Irishman, how appropriate! Did you make that up, it's very good.

Your pastor does have the look of a kindly soul, how lucky you are to have him.