Thursday, January 31, 2008

Prayer request

My friend Mary-Rose Lombard requests prayers for Father Daniel J. Kennedy, whose funeral is tomorrow.

Father Kennedy, parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist in Winthrop, Mass., died January 27 of a heart attack. He was only 34, and had been ordained just last May.

You can read Father Kennedy's reflections upon his ordination on Cardinal Sean O'Malley's blog. The Boston Globe has his death notice, and numerous videos of him, including his first Mass, are on the Web site of St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate Harbor, Mass. Information on where to send donations in lieu of flowers is on the Russell Funeral Home Web sitte.

Please also pray for Father Kennedy's family, friends, and parish, who must all be suffering greatly from the loss of one so young, who so loved being a priest.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord ...