St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Parole

by Fr. Rodney Torbic
Retired Hearing Examiner
Pa. Board of Probation & Parole

Given at Fifth Annual Awards Banquet of Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Summer 2002


We reach out beyond ourselves to Thee O Lord!
We reach out to remember and to recognize
We reach out to honor and embrace examples
We reach out to uphold ideals and standards
We reach out for justice and public safety
We reach out to prevent more harm to victims
We reach out to Thee O Lord in behalf of parole agents
We reach out for supervisors and administrators
We reach for workers in the field and in the offices
We reach out for dedicated workers in institutions
We reach out for the diligent enforcing conditions
We reach out for the courageous making arrests
We reach out because of many, many veterans
We reach out due to skilled work of professionals
We reach out to inspire the newly employed
We reach out in appreciation of valued employees
We reach out to Thee O Lord for this noble work
We reach out for strength, for wisdom, for fairness
We reach out for safety, for protection, for defense
We reach out for the benefit of the Commonwealth
We reach out as willing partners in criminal justice
We reach out as seekers of solutions to problems
We reach out as being hard at work in the community
We reach out as we reach across this great state
We reach out to uplift our co-workers and their ideals
We reach out to Thee O Lord in our common effort
We reach out as we reach in, seeking internal strength
We reach out for the blessing of the food before us
We reach out for the wellness of all with whom we work
We reach out to be immensely better in all the good we do
We reach out in hope, in certainty and with conviction
We reach out steadfast in purpose, resolve and vision
We reach out knowing of the accomplishments of the past
We reach out seeking fulfillment of the promising future.
We reach out to Thee O Lord for completeness in our work
We reach out to Thee O Lord to bless this Awards Banquet and
All the participants...Amen.


We reach out beyond ourselves to Thee O Lord
We reach out with hopes for a better future
We reach out with a renewed sense of commitment
We reach out with definitive resolve and vision
We reach out with greater unity in purpose and goals
We reach out with a strong sense of accomplishment
We reach out knowing the work being done is worthy
We reach out To Thee O Lord in service to the citizens of Pennsylvania
e reach out as criminal justice professionals
We reach out as specialists in probation and parole
We reach out with an established record of effectiveness
We reach out with confidence in each other
We reach out for strength that comes from beyond
We reach out for renewal that comes from beyond
We reach out for security in the workplace
We reach out for safety and health in communities
We reach out for good working conditions in institutions
We reach out recognizing the dedication that exists
We reach out grateful for the agency's professionalism
We reach out reassured of the importance of each person
We reach out knowing the value of the work we do W
e reach out to reduce and prevent further crimes
We reach out as workers of the Board of Probation and Parole
We reach out in remembrance of the sacrifices made
We reach out in tribute to coworkers who have died
We reach out as we go forth to locations across the state
We reach out thankful for all recognized here this evening
We reach out to the Thee O Lord to increase our accomplishments and to say thank You now and always and unto ages of ages. Amen.


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