He sent the following note:
My Dear Friends and CoWorkers in the Field of Faith,
I truly wished I had to the time to write y'all individually, but I have just returned from Iraq and need to pass word on things.
As many of you know, my mother passed away this past Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Judie and Rich Duesterhaus to So Others Might Eat (SOME) or Capital Hospice.
More later as life unfolds.
In Service of God and Country,
LCDR Michael R. Duesterhaus CHC, USNR
I MHG Chaplain
FPO, AP 96426-2540
"Keep your eyes on the crucifix,
for Jesus without the cross
is a man without mission;
and the cross without Jesus
is a burden without a reliever."
I have added the links for SOME and for Capital Hospice in case you feel inclined to donate in the name of Judie & Riich Duesterhaus. In any case, please keep Fr. Duesterhaus as well as the soul of his mother, Judie Duesterhaus,in your prayers. He is a very special priest.