Here is a short article on the late
Father Todd Reitmeyer which includes:
Father Chuck Cimpl says Reitmeyer loved spending time with the children, but he also made it is personal mission to encourage people to attend mass on a regular basis.
He says, "A lot of his interests were just trying to draw people closer to Christ."
It would be hard to say a better thing of a priest or really anyone.
“All these died in faith. They did not recieve what had been promised but saw it and greeted it from afar and acknowledged themselves to be strangers and aliens on the earth, for those that speak thus show that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land from which they had come, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them…
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in the race that lies before us while KEEPING OUR EYES FIXED ON JESUS, THE LEADER AND PERFECTOR OF FAITH…
REMEMBER YOUR LEADERS WHO SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD TO YOU. CONSIDER THE OUTCOME OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND IMITATE THEIR FAITH. JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER.(Heb 12-13)
Notiice the parallel between whaat is said About our Lord and our leaders. This, it seems to me shows the importance of Church ministry. The overall context, I think, also shows the glory faithful departed leaders will enjoy in eternity. Rest in peace, Father.
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