December 6, 2016
It was my honor on Saturday to serve as Deacon of the Word at Cardinal Tobin’s Mass of Thanksgiving. Celebrating the Mass offered Cardinal Tobin the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, his home for the past four years. He was recently reassigned to the Archdiocese of Newark and will not be with us much longer.
He is an extraordinary man. I am honored to have served the Church under his leadership these past four years.
At the end of the Mass, as the priests of the archdiocese processed out ahead of us, I took a moment to put a hand on his shoulder and thank him for his years of service.
With tears in his eyes, he responded, “It has been my privilege.”
It has been our privilege, Cardinal Tobin.
May God continue to bless you and your work in the Church!