Father Bernie was honored today with some special words from Bishop Charles Thompson, a Holy Rosary student, and a teacher. The pastor says he's grateful and happy to be able to help his students.
"It is important and incumbent on us to provide a very sound education program," said Father Bernie Etienne, "but beyond that we have the opportunity to help form these children in the faith."
A little side note about the pastor's family. He has five brothers and sisters with four out of the six in the church. One of Father Bernie's brothers is a pastor at Good Shepherd, another is a bishop in Colorado, and a sister is a nun.