On Sunday, March 25th, in the afternoon, following the festive services for Annunication, Mat. Emily organized a massive surprise party for Fr. John's 40th birthday. Family, friends, and parishioners gathered from near and far for this joyous event, which to Fr. John's embarrassment and Mat. Emily's credit was in fact a total surprise to him. Sincere appreciation and love is expressed to all who made this day so memorable and joyous!