Father Anthony Robak has been the pastor of Sacred Heart parish in North Bergen for 26 Years. He has been afflicted with severe arthritis for the last ten years.
He is preparing for his last 12pm Sunday Mass. Parish trustee Liz Konopka helps him. He has been sitting behind the altar since the end of the 8 am mass working on his sermon and his last words to his faithful congregation.
He prepares the altar as the parishioners filter in.
The last sermon
The Eucharist is consecrated.
The whole congregation responds
His last blessing.
The people line up to say goodbye to Father Tony behind the altar.