Msgr. Bernie Schmitz has been such a blessing for the Deacons in his role as Vicar of Clergy. I could also count on him for wisdom and correct counsel when it came to personnel issues; including priest and deacon relationships. I will miss him in his position as Vicar of Clergy but know that he is excited to be going back to the parish. At the same time, I am also excited about having Bishop Rodriquez as the new Vicar of Clergy and look forward to working with him in the future.
Because Msgr. Bernie has been such an Advocate for the Diaconate, I feel we owe him a debt of gratitude. So, I would like to ask each Deacon to reach into his pockets once again and offer up $20 or whatever he can afford to purchase a nice departing gift for Monsignor as a token of our appreciation for his support and encouragement. Please send your gift to Mary Borda at the office.
Office of the Diaconate 1300 S. Steele St. Denver, CO 80210
If you are paying by check, please make the check out to the Office of the Diaconate.
Thank you in advance for your donation and support,
Your brother in Christ,