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FATHER PETER URBAN

“If I was forced to just sit and do nothing, I think I’d just start to cry!”

Father Peter Urban might make this statement with a deep laugh, but the idea is clear. He’s not one to sit around and let the grass grow under his feet. Retirement may be a word to some, a state of being to others. But to Father Urban, it’s just a transition: you minister, you retire—then you minister at something else.

“I retired about 20 years ago,” he said, “and then kept on going. I can trace this back to my mother who was fond of saying, ‘Don’t say you can’t; say you will.’ It’s kind of hard to forget.”