Sad Day

Today, Memorial Day, we gathered to pray for those who perished in wars and conflicts through the years.

After the Mass, I received a phone call from Deacon Dan’s son telling me that he had taken a turn for the worse last night and was actively dying.  The three deacons from the parish who were together for Memorial Day Mass jumped into my car and we drove to Dan’s house.

I anointed him and we prayed together around his bed and received Holy Communion together.

This evening, his son called me to tell me that Dan had passed away.  Eternal rest, Dan.  You fought the good fight.

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