Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Philip Neri parish,

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank you for celebrating with me my 25th anniversary of ordination.  I have expressed many times my deep love for our parish and especially the families that comprise our congregation.  Your warmth and love shown to me these many years spent at SPN were so greatly affirmed at the Mass and luncheon that honored my anniversary.  I especially wish to thank Fr. Hangholt, all of the men and women who helped organize and serve the reception and all who participated in the beautiful Mass that proceeded it.  Please know that I count nothing greater than to be a member of the People of God in our wonderful community up here in the Perkiomen Valley.  I hope to continue to serve you for many years to come.  I give thanks to God that He has blessed me with all of you as brothers and sisters and friends.  I give praise to God from Whom all of these blessings flow.

Deacon Mike Franks