Father James Parker Honoring #HeroPriests

Father James Parker | Holy Cross, Batavia, IL

Submitted by: Mila Sanagustin

I am not a Holy Cross Catholic Church Parishioner but frequent the Holy Cross 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration. From the start of the pandemic, Father Parker has immediately blessed us by tirelessly offering Daily Masses and Eucharistic Adoration and encouraged us to keep on trusting God to have hope, courage and love.

We were like lost sheep when churches closed suddenly. My Parish church did not offer Daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. We were groping and searching where we could assuage our thirst and hunger for our Loving God. Father Parker was a light and hope in our dark and scary world. When churches opened on a very limited number, Father Parker has tirelessly set up extra masses so as to accommodate more people. I thank God for Father Parker for selflessly looking out after his flock.

I just want everybody to know that Father Parker is God Driven and has shown his love for humanity.

Thank you Lord for Priests.