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From the Bishop
November 14, 2023

Announcing Magdalena Crittenden's Retirement

On November 2, Magdalena Crittenden, a member of the diocesan staff since 1999, informed Bishop David Reed of her decision to retire, effective immediately. Her decision was prompted by her desire to live closer to children and grandchildren, who are out of state.

Magdalena, “Maggie” to many, served faithfully for 24 years as the Diocese of West Texas’ receptionist, cheerfully answering phones and welcoming visitors to the Bishop Jones Center.

“Magdalena was often called ‘the Voice of the Diocese’,” Bishop Reed said. “Her departure was a blow to the diocesan staff and a great loss to the whole Diocese. Her warmth and friendliness, her willingness to assist in so many ways beyond her job description, and her quiet dignity made her a beloved part of the diocesan family. While I am so sad that she has retired, we can all be glad for her that she has taken this opportunity to enjoy her children and grandchildren.”

Dios lo bendiga, Magdalena. Thank you, and may the Lord bless and keep you.

Volunteers will be answering the diocesan phones while a new job description is formulated.

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