Happy Friday to you all.
Today is a special day here at World Library Publications. Our staff is leaving a little early to be treated to an early dinner at the home of Mary Prete, our Vice-president of Parish Services. Mary and I have been cooking for days to show our appreciation for the work and dedication of the staff here at WLP.
This has been a particularly challenging and exciting year for us. A major focus of our work, of course, has been the crafting of musical and pastoral resources to prepare for the upcoming new translation of The Roman Missal. When I think of the hours and hours of work by our composers, our editors, our art department, our editorial department, our marketing department, our permissions department, and our helpful people in WLP customer care, it really boggles my mind. All this, while continuing to serve the needs of the singing, praying, and initiating Church in so many other ways. This is a very special place to work, due in the largest part to the wonderful staff here who work for you, the people in the field.
So, today I would like to say "thank you" to a great group of dedicated employees. To the WLP family: you are simply the best. I am grateful for the privilege of leading you and working with you in this great adventure.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.