This homily by Bishop Gregory Parkes was delivered to over 1,000 Catholic educators during a Mass for Teachers on Oct. 22, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Bishop Parkes expressed his sincere gratitude, love and respect for teachers and their noble vocation. He spoke about the important role of teachers in Catholic education.
“The impact you have on the lives of those whom you teach each and every day is worth much more than any gold or precious jewel. What you give to those you serve is a foundation that will serve them well not just for today or tomorrow or next week but for the rest of their lives.”