Dear members of Holy Cross.
Not only do we thank Fr. Roger, in all of our names, for his many years of service as pastor, mentor and friend, but we would be remiss if we did not thank another individual who has been the backbone of the parish for so many years.
In all of our names, I would like to offer my sincere thanks with Sally Lehmenkuler who has served as the parish secretary, as her official title, which was only one of the many ways she has been the glue that has held the parish community together.
Her dedication knew no limits, and time off was not an option for her.
Hers was the voice you heard whenever you called the parish office. She offered information, advice, direction, hope and served as the welcoming presence of the parish family. Sally was, second to Fr. Roger, the face of Holy Cross. It would be unforgivable to not call attention to her tireless work for, and love of Holy Cross Parish and most of all, its people.
Sally, no words can fully express or adequately acknowledge the sacrifices you made on behalf of so many. Please know it has been so greatly appreciated, and has served as a blessing to us all.
Thank you Sally. May God bless you always!