Thoughts from the Pastor

Week of June 4, 2023

Dear Friends in Christ,

On behalf of my Mom and family I would like to thank you for all your prayers, cards and kind words of support at the passing of my Dad, Bob Picollo. We had his funeral this past Friday and the outpouring of love was so moving.

The loss of our loved ones is never easy. We know they are in a better place, but the relationships we’ve built, and the love we’ve shared with them over the years causes our hearts to break and to miss them dearly. It’s definitely different when our loved ones are not physically with us anymore. I’ve caught myself getting ready to call my Dad these past days to talk about how a game ended or about how the stock market did today. It’s tough to turn a lifetime of interaction off just like that.

But as a people of faith, we don’t have to turn that interaction off – we pray for them, they pray for us and we can still talk to them just in a little bit of a different way. We definitely cherish the memories we have of our loved ones but those memories are not all we have because of our hope for eternal life.

I know I’ll still be saying I love you Dad!

God Bless,
Father Chris