Time to Say Good Bye
Fr. Urs Steiner brought a small English speaking Community to Zug at the end of 2002 where he had just began as the new pastor of the Swiss parish Gut Hirt. It was then that Good Shepherd’s was born.
Big Changes in 2011
Eight years later we began to increase our monthly services to bi-monthly. Adding to our growth, Good Shepherd's even received a spot in the Catholic Parish Newspaper for the Canton of Zug, the Pfarreiblatt. I have been writing a column for Good Shepherd’s ever since. Sometimes there are topics that are easy to write about and I enjoy it very much. There are times when I am challenged. This is one of those times. I have not looked forward to this issue and the words don’t come easy but I must write them.
Urs, how do we say good-bye? At the end of September you will retire and leave Gut Hirt and Good Shepherd's. When you moved to Zug in 2002, I don't think you ever imagined that this small community would grow like it has. I hope you take with you a feeling of great satisfaction in knowing that you have accomplished more than one person could. I am so proud and honored to have been a part of building up and watching “our baby” grow into a thriving community. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help turn your vision into a reality.
We have created a good team and I am confident that together with Shannon, Gina and our new pastor we can take Good Shepherd’s to the next level. You will be greatly missed Urs, as will Humphrey but I am sure we will see the both of you walking the streets of Zug in the near future.
May God Bless you both! Karen