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!
“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
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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.