Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Lord,
Our sympathies go out to the family and friends of Sam Parker, our music and choir director, who passed away on Wednesday, September 21st.
Sam Parker had been here at Holy Family for the last 43 years. In 1973, Fr. Frank Holland, S.J. hired Sam to start and lead a Gospel Choir. Sam accepted the challenge, and the results speak for themselves.
On a personal note, when I reflect on Sam, I remember that in every chord and in every song, Sam was engaged emotionally with each piece of music he played.
Clearly there was something special about Sam. He was anointed with a sweet gift that enabled him to give of his very heart and soul in playing, teaching, and singing. Sam had the rare ability to inspire and motivate and instill the Holy Spirit in the choir and the congregation. With the choir it was a marriage, resulting in many true friendships and lifelong relationships. He will surely be missed.
Fr. Mike Gabriel
Holy Family Parish
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