After 26 years on the job, Fr. Charlie Gordon, S.T., is handing in his notice as one of the Community’s Vocations Director. After a Mass of Celebration last month, Fr. John Edmunds, S.T., General Custodian of the Missionary Servants, presented Fr. Charlie with a plaque in recognition of his long standing dedication and commitment.
“The Community owes Fr. Charlie a huge debt that cannot be repaid,” says, Fr. John. “For more than a quarter of a century, Fr. Charlie has introduced many young men to the Missionary Servants. In fact as of today, almost half of our confreres were recruited by him!”. A plaque will be placed in each of the Community’s four formation houses in remembrance of Fr. Charlie’s contribution.
After a much deserved break, Fr. Charlie will begin his new ministry at Our Lady of Victory in Compton, Los Angeles. He says, “I’m very honored to receive this plaque! and I’m also very grateful for the recognition of my ministry by Fr. John, the Council, and my Community.
Since 2009, Fr. Charlie has visited the parish over the holidays, particularly at Christmas, to lend a hand. “He’s going to make a tremendous impact and contribution in Compton,” says, Fr. John; “there’s a lot of pastoral work and Fr. Charlie is the right man to do it!”