Skip to comments.A Son returns to his Father(Catholic Priest and Blogger Fr Todd Reitmeyer Dies)
Posted on 05/27/2006 12:09:07 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
Fr. Todd Reitmeyer returned to his Father on May 24th at 12:30 PM in the year of our Lord, 2006.
His death occured as the result of a boating accident while Fr. Todd was vacationing in Austin, TX.
His family and friends request your prayers.
"We know that in everything God works for good for those who love Him." -Romans 8:28
Arrangements: The Rosary will be at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, TX at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 29th, Msgr. Charles Elmer presiding.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Carlson at Santa Cruz Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 30th.
Fr. Todd's Family welcomes any comments from those who have supported Fr. Todd in his ministry or have been a part of his blogging community. They'll be reading the comments on the blog
I was pretty shocked when I read this. I was catching up on my blog reading when I came across it. Father Todd was one the few Priest bloggers out there. I am sure many here had the "Son becomes a Father blog" bookmarked. Father Todd was around my age and just starting off really his life in the Ministry.He was a man dedicated to his Church and had a love for his fellow man that was quite something. At least he got to be sent home doing what he loved to do in home state of Texas while on vacation with family and friends.
Its quite jarring to be reading a blog for a long period of time and watching them chronicle their everyday life events and then hearing they are dead. I have had only one previous experience with it before. Take some time to read the events of his life that last week. In the January post I believe in fact he talking baout the importance of planning for ones death. He talked about preparing for his own. My Prayers fo the Soul of Father Todd, the people in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, and his family and Friends in Texas and his fellow Aggies who are grieving from Texas A&M.
Amy Welborn has some links the last few days of other bloggers that have offered tributes to him that knew him.
Further arangements of the Burial of Father Todd in Texas as well as a scholarship fund can be found at the update of Fathers site
Prayers up for this servant.
I love this comment from the blog
"Each month, Fr. Todd would make the long trip to Sioux Falls to celebrate children's adoration. He wore the most elaborate vestments he could find. He asked the children to get on the floor into a ball and "Make yourselves small, so that Jesus can grow bigger in you." He always had the children recite the Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great and told them, "1,000 souls will be released from Purgatory and they will pray for you when they get to Heaven." At intention time, he allowed every last child to come within a few feet of the Blessed Sacrament. He would say, "Don't tell me; I'm not Jesus! Go right up close, look straight at him, and tell him your intention!" One time he burned so much incense that the smoke detector went off and the fire department showed up! He wanted to promote children's adoration in the diocese, so he once asked that photos be taken at holy hour; these were posted in the Bishop's Bulletin.
Fr. Justin Wachs will have a Children's Holy Hour offered for the soul of Fr. Todd Reitmeyer at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 PM"
Wow, its sad to lose any Priest but to lose one with this dedication to the Euchurist and spreading the LOve of Christ. Well I guess its God's mysterious plan
This is a great site that has commposed a compliation of links and newsstories about Father Todd and his death at a Aggie Catholic site plus a pic of Father Todd
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