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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Fr. McKenna & Fr. Todd Reitmeyer Have Died
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I want to personally thank each of you that have been praying for Fr. James McKenna. I regretfully inform all of you that he has passed away. I received this email from a friend of his.

"...[He] passed away on Tuesday morning after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. His funeral mass was yesterday and the church was so packed that the streets were impassable. Father McKenna wished to thank all who kept him in his prayers and he asked that we continue to remember him to Our Lord. He also told us that he will remember us to Our Lord as well."

I ask you one last time, my readers and friends, to pray for his soul that it might enjoy the beatific vision. Please, light a candle for him at your parish and pray for his soul.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Please also pray for another priest that died, Fr. Todd Reitmeyer, who is a fellow blogger. Read about his death at To Jesus Through Mary [now defunct].

Image Source: Photo of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Believed to be in the Public Domain


4 comments:

del_button May 29, 2006 at 9:42 AM
Thane said...

I'm sorry to hear that Fr. McKenna passed away. May God bless both these men.

del_button May 29, 2006 at 8:49 PM
Julie D. said...

I'm so sorry to hear that ... I will certainly pray for Fr. McKenna as well as Fr. Todd.

del_button May 29, 2006 at 9:05 PM
Ginny said...

They will both be in my prayers

del_button May 31, 2006 at 8:43 AM
Audrey said...

It saddens me although I've met both of them personally. They are in my prayers.

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