A Prayer from Fr. Mark Schwab

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the ministry of Fr. Landry and for all the people he has brought into the church and sustained with the sacraments. I thank you also for him being a man of God and listening to the parishioners, taking joy in teasing them and for being the face of Christ. I thank you for the hours he sat in the confessional praying for the prodigal sons and daughters to come home, and for all the ministry he accomplished.

Heavenly Father, I pray also for myself as I take over as pastor at St. Stephen’s. Help me to always act as Your Son Jesus would act, and to be His face of mercy and love. Help me never to seek my own gain or act for my own behalf, but to always be Your faithful servant, and to serve Your disciples here. Amen.

Please pray for Fr. Landry and myself as we both take on our new pastoral appointments. God bless you all.

Fr. Mark

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