A Retirement Blessing for Fr. Paul Burak
We thank you, O God, for the gift of Fr. Paul our beloved pastor and priest.
We are grateful that you showed your great love for us, first by sending your only Son, and then by sending this holy man who loves and follows Jesus and obeys the promptings of your Holy Spirit each day of his life.
We thank you for the blessing of his priestly calling, discerned at a very young age, and followed passionately throughout his life.
We offer thanksgiving for his spiritual guidance, teaching, and healing, and for his holy presence and leadership over the past 46 years.
May Fr. Paul continue to follow in the footsteps of Christ as he fervently serves you in his retirement ministries.
Bless him with rest, health and profound joy as he delights in the glories of your creation.
Grant him many years of happy fellowship in the faithful company of family and friends.
And as Fr. Paul Burak sends his active service as pastor of St. Michael Parish, bless him with the certainty that he is precious in your eyes and that he will always hold a special place in our hearts.
We pray this through Christ our Lord.