It is with a note of sadness that we say farewell this weekend to Fr. Wilfried, SMA. Fr. Wilfried has been a wonderful, peaceful and humble presence in our parish during these summer months, and we have all benefited from his wonderful words of preaching as well as his reverent celebration of the Eucharist and his personal presence to each of us. I’m grateful for his presence and company in the rectory during this time. He is a wonderful housemate and teacher. Last week, Fr. Wilfried shared with us a bit of his experience at his mission in Pretoria. We all wish him well as he returns to South Africa on Monday to continue the good work he is doing in the vineyard of the Lord. Our parish has been blessed to have so many fine priests of the Society of African Missions pass through our doors over the years, please join me in praying for Fr. Wilfried and all of the priests of the SMA, that their labors will bear abundant fruit.