Father of the parish.
All of the Parishioners he does cherish
Teaches them the Holy Word
Helps the word to be understood.
Ever ready in a time of need.
Ready to help with the need he sees.
Responds in such a special way.
Includes you when to the Lord he prays.
Cares about your hurt and pain.
Keeps helping you.
This is what, in Father Rick, I see.
And am very thankful for his help to me.
For me, my heart and soul he has touched.
At a time, for me, that’s very rough.
For he has listened, talked, and prayed,
Never once turning me away.
I know he had to have been busy at times,
But he never told me I had to wait in line.
He helped me to find inner peace,
When I alone could find no relief. Truly he’s a Man of God,
And will one day receive his just reward.
Love In Christ,
From One You’ve Helped
December 31, 1988