Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sadly and unfortunately, Father Sahd will be leaving us this coming Monday, August 30th. This devoted and hardworking priest has endeared himself to the members of this parish and will be greatly missed. Father Sahd, long before he came to Honesdale, has determined that God is calling him to serve the Church in a monastic community where his future will be totally in the Lord’s hands. We can only wish him the very best and pray that the Lord who has already done great things with him will continue to bring them to fulfillment.
In my 44 years as a priest and thirty years as a pastor these past 30 some months with Father Sahd have been pure joy. He literally waited on me hand and foot during my recovery from surgery and has always gone beyond what was expected in service to the parishioners and neighbors alike. His boundless energy and joyful spirit brought untold comfort and consolation to so many. His deeply mystical and spiritual life brought us all closer to the Lord.
As Father Sahd embarks on the next phase of his journey with the Lord may he go with the assurance of our profound love and affection for him. He will be forever in our prayers until, God willing, we meet again in the eternal banquet of the Lord. Farewell dear brother and friend.
God in His goodness, of course, has not abandoned us. We are indeed blessed to have another enthusiastic and selfless priest to minister to God’s people in the person of Father Dominic Sabi. Many of you have already had the good fortune of meeting and getting to know Father Dominic. We hope that he has a long and enjoyable ministry in these hills of Wayne County.