|Father Dave is second from the left|
I am a daily Mass attendee at Saints Peter and Paul Church.Father Dave has been the pastor there for as long as I can remember.
It came as a bit of a surprise to find out that our beloved Father Dave was retiring. Surprise, because I didn't think Father ever wanted to leave Sts. Peter and Paul. He is one of the kindest, gentlest, funniest priests we have been blessed to have here in Hawaii. He is also the kind of priest who never judges anyone and has taught his parishioners not to judge others either because as he often reminds us "we don't know the whole story".
Father Dave is really going to be missed at Sts. Peter and Paul church. He loves that parish so much. He often reminds all of us that it is the best parish around. He may be a little biased but Sts. Peter and Paul Church is a very joyful parish and I think it has a lot to do with the pastor who has been at the helm for 16 years.
So I take this opportunity to bid Father Dave a fond aloha but hope to see him around more now that he is retired....and I would also like to say aloha and E komo mai to the new pastor!