Fr. Bob Jones has served the people of St Katherine Drexel Parish since its founding 12 years ago. As he moves away from us to begin a new ministerial assignment we express our gratitude for his years of pastoral leadership shepherding our community and nurturing our faith.
As a tribute to Fr. Bob and his family, we are taking a collection to build a house in Haiti for a poor family. Fr. Bob serves on the board of Hope for Haitians and our parish has year after year helped make transformative changes in the lives of some of the most impoverished families in the western hemisphere.
We invite you to give a gift a gratitude for the time Fr. Bob has been among us in our parish. Our gifts will leave a lasting mark on a family in Haiti, desperate for an opportunity to live in dignity and have their hope restored.
Donors and Comments
Mike and Barb LaneWishing you peace, love and joy on the next part of your journey. We have been blessed beyond measure by you leadership, service and love.
Gail & Thomas Wright
John and Dianne Curry
Nancy HortonMark and I have always supported Hope for Haitians by purchasing food items before Covid. Now we would like to donate in honor of Fr. Bob. We love him and are going to miss him so much.
Scott & Krystal ResetichFr. Bob you will be missed. We feel like we are losing our friend, not only a priest/shepherd. Wish you the best in your next chapter, and my hope is that you are able to come back at retirement and live in the rectory we built as a retired priest. It would be most deserving to have you there. God bless you. Krystal & Scott.
Leroy and Rose Cowan
Jane BrickertThank you, Father Bob, for alll you have done for us. You have been our priest, our loving shepherd, our confessor, our teacher, and our friend. You will be in our prayers and always in our hearts. May God bless you always. We love you, Father Bob! Jane & Bill
Stacey and Clete RettenmeierDear Fr. Bob, Thank you for caring deeply for each and every one of us here at SKD and beyond. Because of you we experience God’s love and share it as you do. Never doubt how much you’ll be missed and how much you are appreciated. Our prayers and love go with you.
Tara EversDelighted to think of maybe 2 families safely housed in honor of Fr. Bob Jones, whose fingerprints have blessed so many lives. May God hold you close in your new venture.
Jeanette Stump Zeleznjak
Rocky and Jacquie MayCheers to Fr. Bob!
Rio SivesindWith love and thanks to our Father Bob. We will miss you and you will always be in our prayers.
Brian and Lisa Tonner
Stan MonetaFather Bob, We were still new in Sugar Grove when you started our new Parish. It wasn’t until you joined our community did we feel at home. We will surely miss you at St Katherine Drexel and in Sugar Grove! We wish you all the best in this next chapter of your life. God Bless! Stan, Tammy and Lauryn Moneta
Dan and Lisa LongThank you Father Bob for your time here at St. Katharine Drexel and your prayers for all the parishioners. May God bless you as you continue to minister to His people at St. Thomas the Apostle. You will be greatly missed.. Dan and Lisa Long
Julie GilbertMay your new parish bring you joy, reminders of the joyful spirit shared over the last several years at St. Katharine Drexel. May you also have laughter with the young children of the school. (Keep them safe! 🙂
Jean TvrdikIn thanksgiving for a wonderful, prayerful priest, Father Bob Jones. Be assured of my continued thoughts and prayers, Jean
Justin and Megan JonesFr. Bob has been a wonderful shepherd for our faith community over the past 12 years. Our family has been blessed by his friendship and spiritual guidance.
Jeff PhillipsMy God Bless you and guide you in your new assignment. Thank you for the wonderful years of service to our parish. You will be missed but always loved!
Larry and Shirley FrascaIn Honor of Fr. Bob Jones
Elizabeth KozialThank you for being such a positive part of our lives for the past 12 years! You will be missed!
MattSueRose StriedlFr. Bob, Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for your years of ministry as our founding Pastor at SKD. Your tireless and humble service and leadership have been a true Blessing from our Lord. We will miss you, we will continue to pray for you and we will see you again. Thank you from the bottom of our Hearts. Matt, Sue and Rose Striedl
Kristine Fox-KelloggThis is a great way to say goodbye to our dear pastor. Great idea!
Fran and Jerry AdamsMy husband, mom and I have appreciated the "giving" that Father Bob has done these past 12 years. We cannot imagine St. Katharine Drexel without him. We wanted to contribute, even in this small way, to show our appreciation.
Debbie and Wally SchwartzIn honor of Father Bob Jones.
John and Janice BabushThank you, Father Bob, for your loving guidance as the first shepherd of St. Katharine Drexel Parish.
D. J. Hansen
Bill & Angie Skoglund
James LucasAppreciate your effort and time that you put in to help make SKD the parish it is today. Appreciate your support of SVDP and the Hope for Haitians of the many that you supported. Will pray for you in this transition and for your future.
Pat and Kay La JeunesseThank you. Father Bob for founding and nurturing St.Katherine Drexel Parish for all these years.
Bob and Jean PorterIn appreciation of a very holy priest who has brought us closer to Jesus and our catholic faith.
Jon & Mary Kay BieritzThank you for your guidance and friendship Love, Jon & Mary Kay
Tom & Tracy Limbrunner
Ted, Susan, Kasey McCannonIn honor of Fr Bob and his wonderful family. Fr Bob has been such a blessing to our family bringing us closer to Jesus and our Catholic faith and consoling us and guiding us through tough times. He accepts us as we are, we love him and we will miss him dearly. Ted, Susan & Kasey
AnonymousThis one is for Fr. Bob! And example of humble service. What a beautiful gesture to donate for Haiti.
Joe and Rita GilbertThank you, Fr. Bob, for all you have done for us. We will continue to pray for you as you begin your new assignment in Crystal Lake.
Debra SurminWon't you let me be your servant: Let me be as Christ to you...
John and Alice Osterman
Jean and Richard O'Brien
Dan and Lynn Mitchell
Tim and Adrianne Gabel
Mark & Eileen RhodaFr Bob, We wish you all the best at your new parish. We'll miss you at SKD. Love & prayers go with you. Mark & Eileen Rhoda
Paul & Cindi IngrahamWe love you Father Bob, you will forever be part of our family. You have guided us through some GREAT times and some really HARD times. You touched our parents hearts in their time of need and they loved you as well. We are going to miss you so much but God put you in our lives for a reason and that was PURE love. You are not going too far so be sure you will be seeing the Ingraham - Sharp family from time to time. We wish you nothing but the best and know the new parish is SO LUCKY to have you. You BROUGHT us back on our spiritual path and have made our journey so sweet! Love you always....Paul & Cindi Ingraham
R. E. ONEILL
M. B. Grimes
Gary and Pamela Bromann
Gil and Rita RiosWell, we will continue being the couple whose husband always wore his cowboy hat as I am sure you will remember us by. We are so sad, but know you will always bloom where you are planted. Que Dios te bendiga siempre.
Mike and Margie BrienThank you Father Bob for all you have done for the parish.
Randolph StoiberWishing you all the very best Fr. Bob. Thank you for your spiritual leadership through out these past years as was your vision. We know that you will continue to be a good shepherd in your new parish! Good by and Good luck
Heidi and David KintzThank you Fr. Bob for all your years of guidance and prayers for us. We are truely better off because of your leadership.
Val, Ryan, and Savannah JackmanFather Bob- We are so thankful we found SKD and felt like it was home to us. We owe that in large part to you. You have left such a mark on our hearts and we will miss you dearly.
AnonymousThank you Father Bob for all you have done for our faith community. You will be missed!
Jean LindsayDonating in the spirit of giving as Fr. Bob has shown us by leading by example. We love you!
Richard CarlsonGodspeed Father. We are all saddened by your departure but are most grateful for the time we had you here. God bless you as you begin your new assignment. Peace and love Richard and Peggy
John and Patty Crichton
Mike and Cherie BondFather Bob, you have left a wonderful legacy behind you. The parish will greatly miss you!
Marguerite StiefboldIt has been a blessing working with you on this committee , Fr. Bob. Your support of this important work was so important !! Thank you for all your work and efforts (even pulling out tables and boxes for the monthly sales of coffee etc!😃) to provide for the Haitian community!! You will always be remembered for this🙏.
Dave & Jan Watson
Nicholette RiddleWe will miss you Father Bob!!
Tim & Jackie Walsh
Brian and Debbie schaeferFather Bob, we will all miss you. I hope your new parish knows how lucky they are.
William & Marilin Biles
Ken and Carol RojekThank you Fr. Bob for showing us the way to making SKD the wonderful community we are today. We will miss you! Ken & Carol Rojek
Dean & Karen Burkhalter
Frank & Betty Hettinger
STACEY MILLERYou made our parish feel like home, Fr. Bob. Hold in your heart the impact you have made on our lives. You will be greatly missed!
Marlou & Tom Campbell-Spry & SpryDear Father Bob, Thank you for accompanying, enabling and blessing a return to the Church, a conversion, and a Sacramental Marriage. We carry you in our hearts - forever. Marlou & Tom
Mary Ann and Terry McCullyFr. Bob, Thank you for everything you have done for the SKD parish community. You'll be greatly missed.
SKD Knights of Columbus
Dianna LehnenThank you Father Bob for 12+ wonderful years. You will be in our hearts and memories forever. You are truly a servant of God.
Claire HurdThank you Fr. Bob. You will be missed. God, please bless and guide Fr. Bob on his new assignment.
Beth GambroThis ministry is very dear to our hearts. Father Bob is also very dear to us.
Jennifer HagerWe are going to miss you Fr. Bob!!! So thankful for all the years we’ve had the joy of knowing you. Thank you for all of the big and small ways you been a constant beacon of light in our lives.
John and Stephanie LamperisWe love you Fr. Bob and thank you for loving us.
Frederick RungeMother Theresa said, "There are no great things, only small things with great love."
Jim & Dorothy BarkleyWe will miss you, Fr. Bob. We wish you the very best as you move north! May God continue to bless you!
Lori and Bob DresselThough you are leaving SKD as Pastor your love will continue on in all of our hearts that you have touched. We have been so blessed by you! With love, Bob and Lori