Our parish family at Good Shepherd is greatly saddened by the passing of our beloved pastor Father Richard, and many have been asking for ways to honor his legacy of Christ-like service to our community. Father Richard poured his whole self into living out Good Shepherd’s mission of discipleship and evangelization. As pastor of Good Shepherd, he taught our community firsthand that “By God, We Can Do It.” He led us out of debt, bringing Good Shepherd into a strong position to continue spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When Good Shepherd acquired new land in 2019, Father Richard saw this as an exciting opportunity for our future, and he greatly hoped that the loan would be paid off as quickly as possible so that Good Shepherd might remain in a strong position to carry out the work of Christ’s Church. In memory of Father Richard’s faithful leadership and stewardship of Good Shepherd, one way to honor his legacy is by contributing to the Father Richard Memorial Fund which is directed toward the land acquisition debt. Checks can be made out to Good Shepherd Catholic Community with “Father Richard Memorial Fund” on the memo line. Please keep Father Richard and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.