HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FR. REU! by Javier Luis Gomez

This week, we take a quick break from all our activities to greet our wonderful parish priest, Fr. Reu Galoy a very happy birthday. If you’re wondering, his birthday was on January 26 – and Fr. Reu, his brother Franciscans and some parishioners came together for a little celebration.

Let’s also take a moment to thank God for how blessed we are to have Fr. Reu guiding  the flock of San Antonio. A servant who uses his talents, Fr. Reu is one who has constantly moved to learn more and do more. He got his Ph.D. in Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He has served for many different parishes and in many different capacities for the Franciscans. Before coming to San Antonio he was Dean of the Franciscan School of Theology and President of OLAS College.

Above that, he brings to San Antonio his skills as a facilitator and is talented in bringing people together to work for the mission of the parish. Undoubtedly he has done much to work with the many different people from different stages and walks of life within the parish. No doubt, that at the heart of it is his love and compassion for people, regardless of where they are from and what they can offer. With him, the parish continues to come to life and grow into God’s design for the entire community.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” 
― Francis of Assisi