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To My St. Francis Parish Family,

Thank you. I cannot begin to describe how saddened I am to be leaving you all. These eight years have been full of love and friendship, and for that, I am forever grateful. When I first met and joined this community, I felt welcomed and accepted, and I happily made this my home. I witnessed and experienced firsthand how all of you followed Jesus’ message of love and charity, and to me, that is the true mark of a strong Catholic community. There is something special about Cartersville, and I know it is because all your individual gifts from God have come together here to make the perfect blend. I have found safety and friendship in each of you and your families, and because of this, I know this is not good-bye.
 
I hope that you have found the same comfort in my friendship as well. I pray that you will remember my time here fondly and that I have made a difference in your life somehow. I also pray that each of you continues to live as God has asked of you and share His message of love through your thoughts and actions out in the world. The role of a pastor is to teach, but in my time here, I have also been taught, and I have learned how to truly trust in God and His plan for each of us. I trust that my time with you has been for a reason, and I trust Father Kevin and I will be welcomed into our respective new communities that God has willed for us.
 
I will miss you all very much and will forever keep each of you in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. May God bless you all.

Yours in Christ,
Father Juan

A mi familia de San Francisco,

Gracias.  No puedo comenzar a describir cuan triste me siento al tener que dejarlos.  Estos ocho años han estado llenos de amor, amistad y por esto les estoy
eternamente agradecido.  Cuando los conocí por primera vez me sentí bienvenido y aceptado y felizmente hice de esta comunidad mi hogar.  Hay algo especial acerca de Cartersville y se es porque todos los dones individuales de Dios se unen aquí para hacer una mezcla especial.  He encontrado seguridad y amistad en cada uno de ustedes y sus familias y por eso creo que este no es un adiós.  Espero que ustedes ncuentren el mismo apoyo en mi amistad también.  Oro para que ustedes recuerden con cariño mi tiempo aquí, y espero que yo haya hecho la diferencia de alguna manera en sus vidas.  También oro para que cada uno de ustedes pueda
vivir como Dios les pide y para que compartan su mensaje de amor en el mundo a través de sus pensamientos y acciones.  
 
El papel de un pastor es enseñar, pero en mi tiempo aquí, yo también he sido educado y he aprendido cuánto debo confiar en Dios y en su plan por cada uno de nosotros.  Confío en que mi tiempo aquí haya tenido un propósito, y confío que Padre Kevin y yo seamos bien recibidos en nuestras nuevas y respectivas comunidades que el Señor nos ha asignado.  Los extrañaré mucho y por siempre los llevaré en mi corazón pensamientos y oraciones.  
 
Que Dios los bendiga a todos. 
Suyo en Cristo,
Padre Juan

Reception for Father Juan

Everyone is invited to a small reception after each Mass this Sunday to wish Father Juan the best on his new assignment.  The Reception will be in LaSalette Hall.
Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him
and we will come to him.
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Mass Schedule

Saturday- 4 PM
Saturday- 6 PM Spanish 
Sunday- 8 AM
Sunday- 10 AM
Sunday- 12 PM Spanish

Kenyan Mass- Sunday, June 12th at 4 PM

Schedule Change for Next Week

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