Retirement Gift for Fr. Frank

Letter from the "Fr. Frank O'Rourke Retirement Gift Committee"

Greetings and peace!

Many have inquired about contributing to a retirement gift for Fr. Frank. We are sharing the information below on behalf of a committee of parishioners organizing a monetary gift for him.

There is no obligation or expectation to contribute.

Contributions to this gift for Fr. Frank are NOT tax-deductible.

Thank you for your faithfulness and prayers!

Letter from the Fr. Frank O'Rourke Retirement Gift Committee

Dear St. Gabriel Parishioners,

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace…” This is the memorable first line of the St. Francis Prayer known to Catholics around the world. At St. Gabriel, these are the words used often by Fr. Frank O’Rourke to begin a prayer to start a meeting. 

As most of you know, our pastor, Fr. Frank, will retire in the middle of October. As a parish, we want to show him our love, respect and appreciation. We invite you to participate in the following activities planned to honor not only his 44 years as a priest, but the 12 years he has served our St. Gabriel community. 

Parish Retirement Gift

We would like to surprise Fr. Frank with a monetary gift for his retirement to use as he wishes. If you would like to participate by giving to the Fr. Frank O'Rourke Retirement Gift.

Because this is a personal gift, it is NOT tax deductible. 

Gift made be made by check, payable to St. Gabriel Church with "FOR retirement" in the memo. Place them in the collection basket in a separate ENVELOPE CLEARLY MARKED "FOR Retirement", drop off at the church office, or mail to the church at 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211.

GIFT DEADLINE: Thursday, October 10. The gift will be presented to Fr. Frank at his retirement reception Friday, October 11.

Fr. Frank’s Retirement Weekend: October 11-13

We hope that anyone who would like to congratulate Fr. Frank will have an opportunity to do so during this weekend.

Retirement Reception

Friday, October 11
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Parish Hall/School Cafeteria
We will toast Fr. Frank at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm to accommodate everyone
Kindly RSVP here

Weekend Masses

Fr. Frank will celebrate Masses followed by light refreshments:
Saturday, October 12, at 5:00 pm
Sunday,  October 13, at 10:45 am

Thank you for your support and God bless,

The Fr. Frank O’Rourke Retirement Committee
Bryant Brewer, Chair
Committee Members: Chris Brown, Gina Clegg, BJ Dengler, Margie Eades, Ana Lothspeich, Rick Menze, Bill Roper

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