Happy St. Valentine’s Day To All: From Your Roman Catholic Woman Priest and Good Shepherd Pastor

On this day when LOVE is celebrated we send you all a love note from God, who is Love. And, we remember your loves with you and share our love with you as well. We want everyone to have a Valentine’s Day Message on this day, so consider this your very own card.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed God’s love among us: God sent God’s one and only Son into the world that we might live through him…..Dear Friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…” I John 4 7-10, 11.) On this day let us say I love you to our loving God, whose creation gives us beauty and order and awe and who loves us completely and fully, and knows us like know other and wants to be in relationship with us. Be loved by God today and always. And let us say I love you to one another.

When we remember our loves on this day, we may remember our grandparents, parents and family members here with us and gone before. We remember their love for us. We remember their sacrifices for us and their ways of giving to everyone, and especially to us. It may well not have been perfect love like God’s love, but it was the best they could do and often perfect for us. And here we are, living to remember their love and to continue loving as best we can. We remember the elders in our Church families and families of choice as well. Below are two wonderful women who went home to God in the past year after lifetimes of love and service and faithfulness in our Good Shepherd Church.

Grandma Jolinda Harmon, at her 2016 Confirmation with Grandson Quayschaun . She was Grandma to our whole Good Shepherd Community
Ann Palmer was a Mother and Grandmother to her large family, but also a Mother to our Good Shepherd Church

We remember our family members near and far away with so much love.

My Cousin Bob Robinson and his Family with Cousin Lillian Dougherty Ebner

And our families of creation:

Marley and family

We also remember our lifetime friends, those who are still with us, and those who have gone home to God. We regret that only a few dear and special friends can be included here or this story would go on forever. And love does go on forever.

My friend for 58 years, Jean Cornella Bauer and Pastor Judy Beaumont with me 2009
Jean and I with her sons Jeff and Chris 1978
Good Shepherd Pastor Judy Beaumont, and our forever friend Danielle Nisivoccia 2012
With friend of many years, Stella Odie-Ali February 2022
My Childhood friend Jean Tracy Forman and her dog Cricket

We also remember the animals who love us so well.

Gail and Pebbles
Tuxi and Finn-pets need friends too!

We Remember Our CHURCH FAMILY With Much Love For Valentine’s Day

Part of Our Good Shepherd Church Family December 2021
Good Shepherd Family May 2021
Good Shepherd gathered in 2018 with Pastors Marina Teresa and Pastor Judith McKloskey who joins us in winter months
Recent visit with our Church Elder Harry Gary and friend Anita and her dog. Love the message on Anita’s shirt!

We close here with remembering all of our loved ones on this day, only sorry that not all can be here in pictures, but be assured that they are here in our hearts.

May our loving God bless you on this Valentine’s Day and surround you with love and peace and joy.


With love and blessings,

Pastor Judy Lee

Rev. Dr. Judith Lee, RCWP

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