Father Adam staying in the thumb!

Father Adam staying in the thumb!

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Bishop Robert D. Gruss,

We are writing today to let you know just how amazing Father Adam Maher is. He currently is a “baby Priest”, as he calls himself, helping Father Christopher serve the areas of Ruth and Parisville, Michigan. In his short time here, he has helped our small area grow in our faith and bring members of our church community together. His positive energy and youthful messages have created a following in our area unlike anything we have seen before. His sermons are applicable to our lives today and are easy to follow and relate to. He encourages young children to come to church and tries to engage them throughout the church service, which is exactly what our churches need to flourish and grow. We have seen the church services he holds double in attendance compared to normal, which not only grows our faith based community, but also has a positive financial impact on the church he is a part of as well. 

Because our church community has seen the awesome ways Father Adam Maher has encouraged and increased the Catholic faith in our community, we would all be very disappointed if we were to lose this wonderful steward of faith. We know his placement in our area is not considered permanent at this time. Therefore, I am writing today to see if there is any way he could remain in our area, possibly at the Holy Name of Mary Parish which has St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Helena and Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, if there were to be an opening in the future. Father Adam has visited the children at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic School and his youthfulness and energy is exactly what the school needs to help instill the Catholic faith in our children that attend it and increase our enrollment. The staff and parents at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic School believe that Father Adam’s divine personality is what our school and church needs at this time, as we are fighting to keep our school open with decreasing enrollment numbers over the past few years. In addition, with his prior experience in elementary education, he would help our youth learn and grow in their faith.

We do not know if requests like this can be made as far as the placement of priests, but it never hurts to try. We would be very disappointed to lose a wonderful priest like Father Adam and hope that you are able to make him a permanent priest at Holy Name of Mary Parish in the future, for the betterment of our community and our catholic school. We appreciate your time and consideration with this matter and look forward to hearing back from you.

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