The Parish Community gathered on June 25th to celebrate Father Paolo Gobo’s time with us and to wish him well in his new post. Jeffrey Morrison captured the scenes from the event and are seen herein.
Father Paolo extended this fond farewell:
Dear Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish,
I would like to thank the Lord for Fr. Michael Hendrickson, your pastor and all of you for your welcoming me 31 months ago, after our bishop assigned me to this wonderful, deeply committed, faith-filled Catholic community. Your unwavering dedication to the Lord and to one another through “thick and thin” has truly been an inspiration to me in our common earthly pilgrimage to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that this “SFC spirit” can continue in the present and in the future with all the priests that will be blessed to serve the Lord and you at this parish. God willing, I will see you again for some parish events at SFC’s or at St. Christopher’s, or where the Lord calls us to be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, generosity and commitment. Thank you for the great celebration last Sunday, June 25th, in Essig Hall under the leadership of Mrs. Maile Figone and the collaboration of many parishioners who made me feel truly blessed. I will miss you indeed!
In Jesus Christ our Lord,
Fr. Paolo Gobbo
2278 Booksin Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125