Jottings from Fr. J.J.

WHAT A CRAZY COUPLE WEEKS IT HAS BEEN
   Fr. Moses is now home safe and sound in Kenya convalescing. If you were not here last weekend, you may be unaware that he contracted malaria when he returned to Africa over the holidays. Unfortunately, the illness weakened him so much that he requested to end his assignment early. This happened so quickly, it was a shock for many of us. Fr. Moses is a superb priest and we will miss him. Although we may not have given him the goodbye we would have liked, his well being comes first. Please pray for him and his health. I will keep you informed on how he is doing. His video farewell message to us and his address are both on our website. I would encourage you to drop him well wishes….  //  LEARN MORE

Thank You and Goodbye

There is nothing harder or more painful than to say goodbye. But for sure, there is nothing with a beginning that has no end. For the last year, I enjoyed working in this Parish under Fr. J. J., whom I respect and love so much. It was good working with our ever dedicated and loving staff. And finally, it was good and a blessing, for me to work for the community of St. Anastasia.

I thank the Archbishop of Detroit for giving me a chance to work in his Diocese.

For the last two months, my health has been going down every day. I have now become so weak that I cannot be effective as I was before. I therefore, requested my superiors in consultation with my pastor, Fr. J J, to allow me to go back to Kenya.

Goodbye my dear friends and let us always keep one another in prayers. You will all remain in my heart. Pray for my safe journey too.

Thank you and see you again.

Fr. Moses

Jottings from Fr. J.J.

WHAT DID WE EXPECT?  IT IS LENT AFTER ALL . . .

Any kind of change or ending can leave us feeling deserted, whether it is a divorce or simply creaky knees causing us to give up our favorite sport. Inevitably, the grieving—the searing waves of sadness and anger—come. At first, our lives seem unlivable, but if we enter into it, something unexpectedly comforting happens. As with Christ’s crucifixion, any sorrow can be the parent of a joy we’ve never imagined….  //  LEARN MORE

Jottings from Fr. J.J.

THERE ARE NO MORE HOLES IN THE BELT TO TIGHTEN!!!

You may have noticed if you have been keeping up with our regularly published financial reports that it is getting rather lean around here. With all the snow this winter, not only has attendance at Mass dropped, but so has the giving. Presently we are almost 6 percent behind in collections. That translates to $41,332.01. Not only that, but surprise surprise: we went over budget in snow removal. We had budgeted $17,500, presently we have paid $22,500 and we have not been hit with snow removal bills from February or March….  //  LEARN MORE

Spring Please Come!

Just like the way the night watchers wait with anxiety and passion for the daylight to come, me too, I have been waiting for summer. My every day prayer has been, “Please God, bring spring quickly.” This has not been my prayer alone, many join me in it. I am certainly sure that God has heard our prayers. I can see a smile of joy on your face. Please join me now to welcome spring!

Spring, please come, we have missed you for so long. Please come quickly and in full. Spring we love you, we want you and we cannot wait for you any longer. As for you, snow, we are grateful to have been with you for such a long time and I am sure we have had enough of you for now. Please leave us now and we shall be seeing you again after fall.

Well, I thank God for allowing me to carry one of the heaviest cross of my life, my first full experience with one of the toughest winters in the history of the United States. It has been one of the times in my life where I had to ask God for help to accept those things in life that I have no power to change. It has not been easy. I believe God has a purpose for all these happenings. Let us always learn to give thanks to God, the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Fr. Moses Muttai