13 May 2010

A special birthday party

A week ago yesterday, my predecessor here at Sacred Heart Parish in Virden, Father August J. Sperl, reached the venerable age of ninety years.
He returned to the parish this past Saturday evening to concelebrate Mass with me and to allow us to hold a birthday party for him.
Many of the parishioners came to celebrate with Father Sperl, who brought his sister, Sr. Augusta, O.S.F., with him.

As part of the evening's festivities, Father Sperl played several songs for us on his harmonicas, which he learned to play decades ago.

Even the children had an enjoyable evening.

Happy birthday, Father!

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