Karen Sturtevant has been the Assistant Director of Religious Education at St. Mary’s for twelve years and has decided to retire at the end of July. She has made indelible contributions to our students and the religious education program and will be greatly missed by the staff and anyone who has passed through religious ed here at St. Mary’s!
I know she will be mortified for me to tell you this, but sometimes we call her “Queen Karen!” Like any good queen, she has been the dignified, smiling, force behind so much that is accomplished! She has helped children make First Confessions, and hugged them after Holy Communions. She has welcomed special needs children and encouraged their parents in their mission of handing on the faith! She has cooked meals for bishops, priests, catechists, volunteers and probably half of the entire parish! Above all she is a woman of faith and deep charity and has great love for the Church.
Next weekend, I will offer her a public word of thanks at the 10:30 am Mass. There will also be a small reception afterwards, so that you might have an opportunity to thank her for her loving service. She will be missed in her role on parish staff, but she will always be a prominent and generous member of our parish family! Please come and express your gratitude for Karen!
Father John Mosimann