On Sunday, February 25, the Rev. Jesse Smith, longtime priest of the diocese, celebrated communion in the chapel at Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital and entered into retirement. He swears this is the last time he’s retiring, and to prove it he’s soon moving to Austin where he and Jean will be closer to the grandkids.
The Chapel was full as friends and colleagues gathered for this last mass in celebration of more than twenty years of service as a chaplain. Following the service Smith lead a small group to deliver communion to a patient. Then the entire congregation braved the Cowtown Marathon traffic to treat the Smiths to a luncheon at the Gardens Restaurant in the Botanical Gardens.