Monday, November 29, 2004

The Liturgy Office Will Never Be the Same

After 14 years as the administrative assistant for the liturgy office of the diocese (and many other offices in the chancery), Rebeca Aldaz is giving up her 80 mile daily commute between Gilroy and Santa Clara to serve her parish of St. Mary in Gilroy.

If you've ever called the chancery with any question about liturgy, you've probably talked with Rebeca. During her time with the chancery, she has served three associates for liturgy and seven associates for youth and young adults. She knows where every file goes, exactly how many gallons it takes to make enough Chrism oil, and who hasn't RSVP'd yet for Rite of Election. Not only was she the keeper of so much history, she was a great co-worker who also knew how to enjoy life. Some of the other admistrative assistants and I prayed the other day that whoever takes over Rebeca's job would be just as fun to be with as Rebeca.

So if you're in Gilroy, stop by St. Mary and say hi and thanks to Rebeca. I know that I couldn't have survived my first couple of years in this office without her help. Thanks, Rebeca!