After thirty years of serving Christ the King Parish as our Director of Maintenance, Don Dial will retire September 1. No one knows our facilities better than Don and no one loves them more than Don. We owe this good man a tremendous debt of gratitude for all that he has done to help us care for our parish facilities and to be good stewards of the buildings that have been entrusted to us. Don has not only been an excellent Director of Maintenance, but also a model of what it means to be a Christian gentleman. In all of his dealings with parishioners, contractors and salespersons alike, Don has always shown great kindness and patience. We wish Don and his wife, Judy, well as they begin a new chapter in their lives that will include travel and a ‘honey do’ list that awaits Don at home!
Next Sunday, September 9, we will host a reception in Don’s honor immediately following the 10:00 am Mass. All are welcome to gather in Mons. Tuohy Hall to thank Don for his generous and faithful service to Christ the King Parish and to wish him the very best in retirement. Thank you, Don!
Dave Thompson will now assume the role of Director of Maintenance for both the parish and the school. Jeff Harper will take Dave’s place as the daytime Maintenance Manager of Christ the King School and Ryan Harper will join the staff as the evening Maintenance Manager. Karen Alley will continue her work of faithfully keeping the church, rectory, Tuohy Hall, the Sweeney Conference Room and the Saint Joseph Meeting Room clean and ready for the many parish activities that take place in these spaces each and every day. Keeping them clean is a never-ending task and we thank Karen for her devoted care of our parish facilities.
The beautiful buildings that grace our parish campus are one of the gifts that we have received from the sacrifices of earlier generations of CTK parishioners. May we all take pride in these buildings and assist Dave, Jeff, Ryan and Karen in maintaining them for the glory and honor of God and for benefit of all of us who are privileged to call Christ the King our home.
May Don Dial’s wonderful example inspire us all to be good stewards of our parish facilities!
See you at Mass!