Congratulations, Fr. McGrath!
I just received an e-mail from our previous Rector, Fr. McGrath, who has now graduated from the Navy/Marine Chaplain School in Newport RI (following what he called "basic training for middle-aged men"), and is back with his family near Pendleton. The news is all good.
Godspeed, Fr. McGrath, and if I may quote from Hymn 512 (1940 Hymnal), the Navy Hymn:
O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.