Father Guilherme Andrino has celebrated two personal events during this time of quarantine – his birthday and the 13th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

Thanks to the thoughtfulness of his parishioners, however, he didn’t celebrate alone.

“God Bless You,” Father Andrino, parochial vicar in St. Mary of the Lake, Lakewood, heard in a Facebook video compiled by parishioners wishing him well. The video – which features greetings in English and Spanish – shows photos of his ministry and ordination, as well as families holding up posters, and audio of others singing “Happy Birthday.”

“It was something personal that made me feel happier,” he said. “They could not come to the church to celebrate with me, so they sent the video.”

To view the video, click here.