The parishioners of Heart of Jesus Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida gathered together on 23 December to honor Maria Taylor, parish secretary, on her retirement. Maria served as Chorbishop Michael G. Thomas’ secretary for nearly seven years. Chorbishop Michael described her as kind, patient, and dedicated to her work in the church. He also stated that Maria was so polite that even the spam callers were given attention. Chorbishop Michael presented Maria with a special plaque and gift commemorating her years of outstanding service to the priests and the Eparchy. After liturgy, the congregation enjoyed lunch in the parish hall. Maria was joined by her family in this joyful celebration.