IT IS WITH SINCERE REGRET that I must announce to you the retirement of our beloved Sexton, Anthony.  Anthony has been in declining health for the past year and the toll of it has finally made it impossible for him to carry out his responsibilities here at the church.  He is in Union Memorial Hospital as this is written and he requests your prayers.  Visits are most welcome, but call the hospital before you go to make sure he is still there.   Anthony is not up to a “farewell party”, but we will have a basket at the back of the church today and for the next several Sundays to receive thank you contributions for his more than ten years of work and service to our parish family and community.  Please be both grateful and generous.   Checks should be made out to the church, marked for him in the memo.  JLAP+