White and Blue Press

Farewell to Father

St. Robert Parish

Molly, Saints and Leaders

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Father Dennis is retiring after working for the St. Robert Parish community for fourteen years. During this time, he has done so much for the church and its people. Out of all of the things he did, his favorite was celebrating Mass. Often, during Fr. Dennis’ homilies, he asks the students questions. Something that stood out to him was when he asked the fourth grade, “How deep and how wide is God’s love?” One child responded with “As deep as a bottomless pit, and as wide as the universe.”

His plans for the future are to live with his sister in Slinger, Wisconsin and help out nearby parishes. The thing that most excites him about this transition is that he will no longer have to attend any meetings and will be able to focus on doing what he loves as a priest, which includes saying Mass, anointing the sick, and presiding at funerals. He hopes that in his absence, St. Robert will be able to “start a capital campaign to take care of building repairs and use the stewardship dollars to support ministries.”

When asked what piece of advice he would give to the new priest who will be filling his shows, Father Dennis answered, “It is very important for him to be a people person to all different levels, whether it is in the grade school, high school, senior citizens, and everyone else in between.” This was a huge part of his work in the parish community, which makes it hard for him to leave the people he has worked with and come to know over the years.

Father Dennis has contributed so much to St. Robert. He sums up his years here with one word: “grateful.” However, the St. Robert community are truly the grateful ones for all the hard work, dedication, and love that he demonstrated towards the community and will continue to demonstrate as he moves on to a new exciting chapter in his life.

Total Views: 590 ,
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
9 Comments

9 Responses to “Farewell to Father”

  1. Elise on May 10th, 2018 12:05 pm

    I know that everybody is going to miss Father Dennis a lot. He has made a huge impact on our church and school.

  2. Donovan on May 10th, 2018 12:15 pm

    I love Fr. Dennis’s masses. The homilies were always very interesting and enjoyable.

  3. Dana on May 10th, 2018 12:37 pm

    We will always miss Father Dennis when he leaves this school. He shall be in our prayers.

  4. Christina on May 10th, 2018 12:50 pm

    It is so sad to hear that Father Dennis is leaving. Father Dennis was always so kind a friendly, and always made masses that would cheer everyone up.

  5. Sam on May 11th, 2018 1:13 pm

    even though I don’t want to say it; Good Bye Father

  6. Ava on May 11th, 2018 1:24 pm

    Nice article Molly!! I always like Father Dennis’s masses. He always made the homilies and just the mass in general enjoyable.

  7. Clara on May 11th, 2018 2:06 pm

    I think the school will definetly miss Father Dennis.

  8. Madeleine on May 11th, 2018 2:11 pm

    It’s so sad that Fr. Dennis is leaving. He has made our parish ad school a happy place!

  9. Willie on January 18th, 2019 12:40 pm

    I think you are a great person and I look forward to reading more of your magical writing. remember nothing is too big for a star. Never give up

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    The Man With No Car

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    The Man With the Whistle

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    Leading Middle School: Ms. DeLapp

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    The Best Principal

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    Ms. Lesjak; The Office Superhero!

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    A Passionate New Leader

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    Peer Leadership at St. Robert

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    This Kid is Taking Cancer Charities to the Next Level

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    Out with the Old, in with the New: Changes in Student Council

  • Farewell to Father

    Saints & Leaders

    Rags to Riches: Millie Bobby Brown

Navigate Right
The student news site of St. Robert School
Farewell to Father