THANK YOU, FATHER RYAN AND SAINT FRANCIS PARISHIONERS!!!
From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our eternal gratitude for your love, support, and meals during our beloved Marcos’ short-lived illness and passing to our Father’s Celestial Kingdom. We are heartbroken, but we have been able to understand and accept God’s plan because of our faith. Your prayers have carried us gracefully through this painful process. We have once again felt the presence of our parish family of 23 years.
Father Ryan, we will always treasure your visits, Masses, and words of encouragement, along with the unique gift of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, reassuring us that She was and will continue to be with us because of her clear signs of her presence in our journey.
A special thank you to Tricia Hupperich for helping us plan Marcos’ funeral with such love and compassion, and to Bonnie Balster, Mary Manson, other Bereavement Ministers, and Cindy Blank for assisting Tricia with the planning process.
Thank you so much to Father Róger Corrales-Díaz for being the Concelebrant, and to Deacon George Flaherty for being the Deacon of the Mass and for giving Marcos the final blessing at Ascension Cemetery!
We are also very grateful to Mary McCullough, Patricia Stewart, Diane Bryant, and the St. Francis Children’s Choir for providing the beautiful music! You sounded like angels!!
Thank you so much to the Eucharistic Ministers, our longtime St. Francis friends Teresa and Chuck Bartels, Linda Dodds, Frank Johnstone, and Greta Rusk. Thank you also to the Altar Servers, Adam Galdoni and Nicholas Rodríguez.
Finally, a big thank you to Rose Weismann, Pam Urban, and Maureen Kowalski for organizing the Luncheon and coordinating the meals, as well as to the many volunteers that contributed with food and donations! We will be forever grateful!!
May God bless ALL of you abundantly!!
Patricia, Estefan, and Natalia Linares