Reconsideration for Father Sutter's Transfer
Dearest Most Reverend Bishop Peter Jugis,
We're prayerfully writing to you to ask for reconsideration regarding Father Richard Sutter’s transfer and allow him to remain at St. Patrick's or a minimum, within the MACS system. Father Sutter has lifted the spirits of children and adults with his insightful homilies, which come from the Holy Spirit, and under his guidance more have returned to the church. His enthusiastic and approachable personality always made the children feel welcomed and completely at ease and has made such a tremendous impact. He is truly a Shepard leading our lambs to our Lord by his Christ-like life and example and through the power of the Holy Spirit. In our world of turmoil and everyday stress, we pull together to help each other with true love, which is encouraged by a man who loves being a priest and what he does as a priest of God. We know in our hearts that he is truly destined for much greater things as a priest of God but we feel his work in our children in the MACS system is not yet done.
With this dearest Most Reverend Bishop, we ask for you to prayerfully reconsider his transfer to keep some stability in the Diocese of Charlotte.
“Jesus could have been a scribe or a doctor of the law, but he wanted to be an “evangelizer”, a street preacher, the “bearer of joyful news” for his people, the preacher whose feet are beautiful, as Isaiah says. The Preacher is always close."
Pope Francis, Holy Thursday, 29 March 2018.