Fr. George Reynolds has been a blessing to our parish for the past 15 years. He has touched many of our lives with his words of spiritual wisdom and encouragement to grow in our faith, and be passionate about being Catholics. His constant invitation to be saints still echoes in our hearts. His fearless preaching about the importance of getting to heaven will continue to ring bells in our ears. As a dedicated servant of God, he has guided our parish community towards developing a deep love for God, being faithful to the Gospel and the teachings of the Church, and to love the Holy Father. He has definitely impacted us in many ways in our journey of faith here at St. Barnabas. On behalf of our entire parish community, I express my sincere gratitude to Fr. George for his tremendous ministry to our parish. May God continue to bless him with good health, and strengthen him with the same zeal as he takes up his new assignment as the Associate Pastor at St. Cornelius Church beginning July 1, 2016.
He will be missed! May God’s blessings be upon you Fr. George! – Fr. Antony Gaspar
To My Brothers and Sisters of St. Barnabas:
Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for a wonderful fifteen years of service as your Associate Pastor. I can never adequately express what these years have meant for me. I found myself a part of a loving community that helped to nurture myself in my vocation as a Parish Priest.
I will miss each family and all members of this community. I ask pardon of all of you for my weakness as well as shortcomings. The valuable lessons that mark my years with this community will help me as I enter my new call as Associate Pastor of St. Cornelius. I thank each Pastor here from Msgr. John Twomey, Msgr. Mac Gonzales, and now the new Pastor, Fr. Antony Gaspar for giving me their help and support. I wish to thank all of you as the laity and religious who make up this Parish for everything you did to support me.
I will not say goodbye, but I will say we continue as neighbors. God grant each of you his love and mercy.
Sincerely Yours, —Fr. George Reynolds