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From the Desk of Father Moser - July 11

My brothers and sisters in Christ, as I prepare to depart Holy Family of the Bluffs Catholic community

FIRST - I want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for renewing my spirit and blessing me in more ways than I could ever have imagined. Merci beaucoup! May the joy, peace, and love of Jesus Christ fill your heart today and throughout every tomorrow.

SECOND - Here are some words of Father Karl Rahner that I wholeheartedly agree with:

“My friends, accept us as we are: men who, like you, need the mercy of God, poor men, weak, sinful, with faults and limited talents. Though we are the men called by God, chosen by Him to be servants of the altar in your holy community, we too, grope through the darkness of the world. All we can do is travel with you into the light of God, our father, who loves us, forgives us, and sends Himself in Jesus Christ and in the grace of the Holy Spirit. So you see, you must carry us just as we must carry you. And we can only beg you: Pray for us. Have patience with us. Accept God’s world and His holy mysteries from us.”

THIRD - I love you and will miss you. Saying goodbye is never easy. For the many mistakes I have made during the past nine years while with you, I am deeply sorry. I am grateful for your patience, charity, forgiveness and understanding. I pray that you will receive Father Smith with same virtues you have shown toward me.

Prayer for Families

Help us, O loving Father, to make our family another Nazareth where love, peace and joy reign. Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families, especially in their distressing disguise. May we love one another as God loves each one of us, more and more each day, and forgive each other’s faults as you forgive our sins. Help us, O Loving Father, to take whatever you give and give whatever you take with a big smile. Amen.     - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“May the Church be a place … where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel.”    - Pope Francis

FREE! Prayer booklets, holy cards, mugs, books, bookmarks, Christmas items, etc. from Fr. Trzil and Fr. Moser are available in I. C. Hall, Lansing. Everything for FREE. If you make a donation, it will be used to help provide gas or food to those who are in need who come to the rectory.

Prayer for vocations to priesthood

Father, you call each one of us by name and ask us to follow you.

Bless your church by raising up dedicated and generous leaders

from our families and friends who will serve your people as

priests. Inspire us as we grow to know you, and open our hearts

to hear your call. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen.

With love, joy, and gratitude,

Father John Moser