Saturday, January 17, 2009

Requiescat in Pace



The Reverend Daniel Pakenham
Pastor, St. Mary Visitation Parish, Elm Grove
.
Passed to Eternal Life,
Thursday, January 15, 2009
.
The prayers of the CMH community go out to the family and friends of Fr. Dan, and to the community of St. Mary's parish.
.
Fr. Pakenham was rector of St. Francis de Sales Seminary in the years of my college and theology formation. He was a great supporter of Catholic education, a friend, and a true man of the Church.
.
Among the choices that the Sacramentary offers for Masses for the Dead, an option for the Prayer After Communion in the funeral mass of a priest is quite fitting --
.
Lord,
hear the prayers of those you renew with the food of life at your holy table.
.
By the power of this sacrifice may Daniel, your servant and priest, rejoice in your presence for ever as he served you faithfully in the Church.
.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

No comments: