Reiser's Ramblings


Your donations will empower and engage the people of Haiti in Christ’s name. Reiser Relief is blessed with dedicated volunteers who keep our administration costs minimal.

Gifts are accepted through the following methods:


Donate online to Reiser Relief using this PayPal Donate link.



Or donate online to Reiser Relief with GiveMN which allows for scheduled monthly  or yearly donations.


You may also mail in donations to:

Reiser Relief Inc.
PO Box 48096
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

You may print a donation form here.

Corporate Matching Grants:

Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching gift programs.  Please check with your HR department to see if your employer will match your gift to Reiser Relief Inc. Reiser Relief Inc. Federal Tax ID EIN: 87-0778133


A donation of $25 to Reiser Relief will provide:

– 350 five gallon buckets of fresh water to Cite Soleil, Haiti

– 425 meals delivered to children in need in Haiti

– Education for one child for half a year

To donate, please visit the Funds section.

Each $25 you donate entitles you to one gift card.  After donating, please email us at  Tell us your mailing address and the quantity of gift card you need (food, water or education).  We will mail the gift cards with envelopes to you the next day.




You can help Reiser Relief ministries by praying with us. We are grateful for your prayer support!

Current Prayer Requests:

-For all who are preparing for the Reiser Relief Mission Trips. That they are open to allowing God to serve the poor through them.

-For our elders, that they are fully aware of their worth and that they are surrounded by God’s grace.

-For the children at our schools, that they find hope and opportunity as they grow and learn.

-For the people of Cite Soleil, that their daily lives are filled with your joy and purpose.

-For our board and leaders, that through the intercessions of Fr. Reiser, they will follow God’s will in all of their work for Reiser Relief.

-For the orphans, disabled and homeless children, that, with our Lord’s help, they find their way to loving families that will nuture and guide them and help them grow under God’s loving care.

-That we have the honor of seeing God in all people, especially the poor and vulnerable.



Reiser Relief is blessed with dedicated volunteers who keep our administration costs minimal.  Our low operating expenses mean that your gifts directly benefit the people of Haiti in Christ’s name.

God equips us all with unique gifts, and we’d love to chance to explore ways to apply your gifts to our shared mission of serving others.  We are especially in need of volunteers with skills in graphic design, event planning, outreach, corporate relations, social media management and marketing.   Your involvement can be as little as a few hours per month or more if you are able.   We have a lively group of volunteers who share a common passion and a great deal of joy.

If you have an interest in helping, send us an email and tell us about yourself!  Please see the Contact page.

Reiser's Ramblings


“Reiser’s Ramblings” is a collection of daily and weekly meditations and devotions. It includes daily reflections from the best columns written over the past three decades by Fr. Bernard Reiser, former pastor of Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In the book, find Fr. Reiser’s take on everyday topics such as family, kindness, gratitude, prayer, helping others, and staying focused on what’s important in life. Fr. Reiser’s essays are rich in symbolism, wise in understanding of human nature, and fruitful in explicating the word of God.

Fr. Reiser brought together a wonderful collection of “ramblings” that all of us can take home and take to heart. Father was a master in the art of spiritual storytelling; he engaged, entertained, and challenged with undeniable hope. He was a gift and he shared it generously in this lovely book. Included are stories with the deep conviction that our human journey and our spiritual journey are intrinsically linked. He shared observations that are sometimes so wondrously obvious and visible, and he did it in a way that feels like you’re hearing from a close friend.

Reiser’s Ramblings has won several awards!

– June 2012 Indie Excellence Award

– May 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award Spiritual, Honorable Mention and First Horizon Finalist

– January 2010 London Book Festival Spiritual, Honorable Mention

– 2011 USA Book News Best Book Awards Finalist

– July 2011 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

– June 2011  Beach Book Festival “Runner-Up” for the spiritual  category

– May 2011  Paris Book Festival “Runner-Up” for the spiritual  category

– May 2011 San Francisco Book Festival“Honorable Mention”  for the spiritual  category

Read an article about Reiser’s Ramblings from ABC Newspaper!

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Purchase Reiser’s Ramblings at the following Twin City locations:

– Anoka, MN: St. Stephens Gift Store

– Blaine, MN: St. George Catholic Books* – Order-Line 763- 754-9777

– Coon Rapids, MN: Epiphany Catholic Church Gift Center

– Coon Rapids, MN: Epiphany Senior Housing & Assisted Living Stores

–  Elk River, MN: St Maximilian Catholic Books

– Minneapolis, MN: St. Olaf’s Store

– St. Paul, MN: St. Patrick’s Guild  – Order-Line (800) 652-9767