J1206

Honoring the Reverend Monsignor Robert L. Lawler on his retirement after 29 years of service as vicar general of the Roman Catholic ...

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Reverend Monsignor Robert L. Lawler
upon the occasion of his retirement after 29 years of distinguished
service as vicar general of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Reverend Monsignor Robert L. Lawler upon the occasion of his retirement
after 29 years of distinguished service as vicar general of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg; and
WHEREAS, Monsignor Lawler was born on November 9, 1930, in Oneonta,
New York, and studied for the priesthood at Wadhams Hall Seminary
College in Ogdensburg and later at Catholic University of America; and
WHEREAS, Monsignor Lawler was ordained to the priesthood on May 19,
1956; and
WHEREAS, Monsignor Lawler previously retired as pastor of St. Mary's
Church in Waddington in June of 2012, and also from St. John the Baptist
Church in Madrid; and
WHEREAS, In his work and his ministry, Monsignor Lawler has served
Bishops Paul S. Loverde, Gerald M. Barbarito, Robert J. Cunningham and
Terry R. LaValley; and
WHEREAS, Monsignor Lawler is described by all who know him as kind,
gentle, patient, well-respected and with an extensive knowledge of
diocesan history and special concern for the needy; and
WHEREAS, Monsignor Lawler has brought to his ministry an overwhelming
spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and enlightenment
in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties, while always
displaying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity
and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Reverend Monsignor Robert L. Lawler upon the occasion of his
retirement after 29 years of distinguished service as vicar general of
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, noting his unremitting and
compassionate faith and his exemplary service to God, man, and his
community, and extending to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legis-
lative Body for a future of purposeful success and well-being; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverend Monsignor Robert L. Lawler.

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