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On Sunday, January 3rd, we saluted our dear friend, Fr. David Cardona for an important milestone in his ministry: 30 years ordained to the sacred priesthood of Christ’s one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Fr. Smith presented Fr. David with a very special certificate of appreciation, with the signatures and sentiments of many of us around the border of the picture frame. After reading warm greetings by our Bishop Ryan Reed and one of Fr. David’s co-workers in the hospice ministry, Fr. Smith added his own memories of gracious encounters with him through the years. An “open mike” period brought out several moving testimonials to Fr. Cardona’s many years of involvement at Good Shepherd. The ACW added wonderful food and a delicious anniversary cake to cap off a warm and tender celebration.