(EFFINGHAM, IL) – Reverend Ralph Zetzl, OFM, sacramental chaplain at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, will be retiring on Friday, May 3. Rev. Zetzl will be celebrating his last Mass in the hospital Chapel at 10:30 a.m. that Friday.
On May 3, a reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hospital auditorium. Community members are invited to stop by and show their appreciation to Rev. Zetzl.
To honor over 18 years of ministry with the hospital, St. Anthony’s Pastoral Care department is having a card shower for those who wish to express their appreciation to Rev. Zetzl as he transitions to the next chapter of life and ministry. Cards may be sent to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, c/o Pastoral Care, 503 North Maple Street, Effingham, IL 62401, or brought to the receptions on May 3.
Ordained at Teutopolis in 1965, Rev. Zetzl has served at many parishes over the years, before being assigned to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in 2001. For more information or questions about the planned events, contact the hospital’s Pastoral Care department at 217-347-1225.

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