Way Too Soon!

Renee Ohrn

I will be the first to honestly say that my heart and mind are working overtime. This week, heaven called forth another young woman from my parish. Renee Ohrn was only in her 6th week at college as a Freshman. I can only imagine the anticipation she must have felt with her new journey. The excitement of becoming a college student, away from home and on her own. Little did we know that journey would be cut short. This evening there will a Prayer Service for her at the church. We are expecting a large gathering of her friends. You can only imagine the heartbreak her parents and closest friends are going through. Once again we extend the hand of Christ, the great Comforter, the Counselor of all, and the Consoler.

Renee was one of our Nativity students! Our Nativity students are very special to us. They are very close to our hearts because we have had a larger hand in forming them. We are proud of our “Scholars!” When we lose one, we are sad. We grieve, we mourn. But we also walk with the knowledge that God, has indeed, prepared a special place for us. That place is heaven.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her Oh Lord….

…..And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her!

One Response

  1. Nancy says:

    It’s just so sad. We in Chesterton are getting ready to welcome home our fallen hero Jim Butz tomorrow. Too many young people leaving us way far too soon. I’ll keep you in my prayers Father Andrew.