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The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all!
The Grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all!
Friends, I have nothing but gratitude in my heart for the past two years that I have served this community as parochial vicar. In these past two years, I have come to know and care for so many of you. Many of you opened your doors to me and made me a part of your families. I will never forget the great love you bestowed on me.
I hope that as I depart for Sacred Heart Parish in Nogales, what remains behind are nothing more than the teachings of Our Lord, which I hope I have proclaimed clearly and with conviction. I hope what is remembered of my time here is how I have encouraged all of us to get out of our comfort zones, to remember that the position of “mediocre Catholic” has already been filled; now, we need zealous & courageous Catholics to get out there and bring lost souls back to Christ. I will remember fondly my time at Immaculate Conception School with all of my “kiddos” and my time as chaplain at Yuma Catholic High School as well. Remember, we are not Catholic because of our priests but because of Jesus Christ, and in a special way, Jesus in the Eucharist. This is why we are Catholic.
Thank you I.C. community for teaching me how to be a priest. I ask that you please keep me in your prayers, and as always, you can count on mine for you. May the Blessed Mother hold you close to her Immaculate Heart and lead you ever closer to Her Son, Jesus Christ, until we meet again.
In Christ Jesus,
Fr. Martin Moreno