Sunday, September 03, 2006

linen and silk

Fr. Chris Michelson celebrated his last Mass as pastor of All Saints Church today. I'm sure it's no coincidence that his transfer didn't take effect until after today's twelfth anniversary of the parish he founded. His tearful closing prayer at the 11:30 Mass had the congregation all choked up. Of course, I'm biased but my wife and I thought it was a lot better than Andre Agassi's farewell remarks at the U.S. Open. A reception followed in the parish hall with Fr. Chris greeting a long line of well-wishers at the building's entrance. Good photos from the Mass and reception will soon be posted on the Big Orange Professional Photography website. In the meantime, here are some of mine:

Fr. Chris has been given a temporary assignment in Crossville until receiving his next pastoral gig. Nobody knows exactly where that will be but there's a chance he could be assigned to build another parish from the ground up. His new mailing address just so happens to be a wide open field in Powell.

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Anonymous Pam Mc said...

That's wonderful Frank. Best wishes for his new job adventure.

Anonymous TN Runner said...

The bottom-line... Fr. Chris made a POSITIVE difference in the lives he touched.

Such should be our goal.

Good luck Fr. Chris. And thanks!


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