Thank you so much for accompanying me on this journey! One year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and had emergency surgery. You have been with me every step of the way and your prayers, love and support have encouraged me and given me so much hope and joy! You were also with me as I went on pilgrimage to Lourdes. Your presence was palpable at every place we visited. Each of you, your families, your intentions, and, indeed, the whole parish were with me and in me and accompanied me all along this pilgrimage of healing.
At the masses everywhere, in my prayers at the Grotto, at the baths, and in every rosary, I prayed for you, the good, beautiful, faithful people of St. James Parish. I am tremendously grateful to each of you who have facilitated this and have assisted me in this pilgrimage! In fact, when thinking of and praying for you my heart swells with gratitude and my eyes mist with tears of joy and love.
Fr. Joey Buencamino
Thank you, Fr. Joey, for ministering to us at St. James these past months! You have been a wonderful member of our community! Thank you for all you have done and for who you are as a person and a priest! We all appreciate you and your ministry greatly! We wish you all the best and many blessings as you assume your new assignment! Thank you!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin