As you know, our beloved Deacon the Rev. Canon Bill Doulos, will officially retire at the end of June 2023. This occasion marks Bill’s more than 20 years at Church of Our Saviour and his 50 years of compassionate service aiding men and women in recovery from addiction. Bill came to Church of Our Saviour in July of 2002, the proprietor of four safe and sober houses where so many of those in recovery have rebuilt their lives amid love, dignity, responsibility and respect in a supportive environment. Today, and because of Bill, Jubilee Homes’ Sober Living residents continue to rebuild their lives, and thousands thrive because his ministry was there when they needed a helping hand.
We seek to honor and thank Bill in many ways, two of them specific: First, we want to ensure Bill’s ministry continues well into the future through the newly established Bill Doulos Legacy Fund. Second, we are collecting contributions to a purse for Bill and his well-deserved retirement.
Bill, and the newly created Bill Doulos Legacy Fund, will headline an event on May 13 on the COS campus. Contact the Rev. Tim Hartley at (626-282-5147 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. This fundraiser seeks to build a financial reserve that will enable the maintenance, beautification, and expansion of the four sober living houses that make up Jubilee Homes. The Bill Doulos Legacy Fund will ensure its resident adults overcoming alcohol and drug addiction will have an affordable, safe respite in Jubilee Homes for years to come.
Whether or not you can join us at the fundraiser, everyone in the parish is warmly invited to honor Bill’s work, life, and dedication to service by contributing to a generous purse for him. Your contributions can be made out to COS, with “Bill’s purse” in the memo line, if donating by check or digitally. Please send them to COS (535 W. Roses Rd., San Gabriel, 91775) or call or email Rose Gonzalez at (626-282-5147 ext. 18 or email@example.com). We are grateful for your support as Bill transitions into his retirement and we celebrate him and his wonderful ministry.