ENFIELD – John Berube, president of the parish council of St. Bernard Parish, thanks Father John P. Melnick, pastor, for his faithful service to the parish at a reception in the priest’s honor on Sept. 18 in St. Bernard’s Fitzmaurice Hall.
Father Melnick had been the pastor of St. Bernard church for the past eight years. Organizers of the farewell reception said he will be greatly missed by those he served.
Father Melnick has been appointed administrator of St. Gabriel Parish in Windsor and St. Joseph Parish in Poquonock.
Parishioners, friends and members of the Enfield community waited in line to express their gratitude to Father Melnick.