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Listen to Archbishop Sartain's homily and Father Ryan's concluding remarks

Enjoy glimpses of a beautiful celebration

Beautiful flowers adorn the altar on this special occasion: a Mass of Thanksgiving with Archbishop Sartain as he prepares for retirement.

Preparing for Mass in the sacristy

Members of the African community of the Archdiocese present the gifts.

At the end of Mass, Father Ryan, speaking on behalf of the Cathedral Parish, presented Archbishop Sartain with a book celebrating his nine years of ministry.  At the end of Mass, Archbishop's coat-of-arms was hung in the Cathedral vestibule alongside those of his predecessors.

Archbishop Sartain stayed at the reception for nearly three hours, greeting every last one of the well-wishers and old friends who came to thank him and wish him well in retirement.

With the African community.

One more photo with an old friend... Father Ryan.
Thank you, Archbishop Sartain!  May your retirement be blessed, happy, and productive!
Ad multos annos!


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