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September 2013
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Gail Cadman holds onto her dog Gizmo as
Father Berdis blesses him at the Hillcrest
Memorial Park chapel in honor of the Catholic
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. They are under the
watchful gaze of a statue of St. Francis, the
patron saint of animals.
Above, time spent on the telephone is a essential part of the
workday. With an aging parish, much of those conversations are ar-
ranging to officiate at funerals or to visit shut-ins.
At left, he dons his vestments for Mass. A typical day includes ris-
ing at 5:30 a.m. in time to hear confessons and to say Mass at 7.