Mike Maxey, who organized the event, thanked Fr. Robert in behalf of the Parish Council. All the choirs presented a musical number while the ministries presented a parting gift or mementoes. Annalisa Dow, an altar server, presented a painting she did for Father.
Fr. Robert expressed his appreciation to all. He however pointed out that as priest, he is not really leaving the community of faith as the Church is but One Body in Christ. A message from Father appears in the Bulletin for this Sunday.