CORE YM Retreat 2019

West River Catholic November 2019

‘Departure brings about a big hole in my heart’

Please continue to pray for me as I will for you. May the Lord send you a new bishop worthy of your love! God bless you all!

Mass of Farewell — Bishop Robert Gruss

“I have been inspired by you and your faith; I have felt supported by you in so many ways; and I have felt blessed by you. What a beautiful experience it has been. So thank you. … I give thanks and praise to almighty God for allowing me to be a part of your lives in this diocese. What a gift I have received from all of you. My love for you and your support for me has been an expression of God’s love. “
-Bishop Robert Gruss
Click here to read the full homily from the July16, 2019 Mass


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Curia Corner — Chancery staff says goodbye

A memory book has become the chancery tradition to say farewell to bishops — then and now:

from a homemade scrapbook … to a digital photo book,

The medium may change over the years, but the sentiment does not.

Farewell Bishop Gruss. Be assured of our prayers as you lead the Diocese of Saginaw.

Summit 2019