Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Our Parish's Loss and Heaven's Gain

Last night at St. Mary Church,
many parishioners gathered together
for a prayer service
and the recital of the Rosary
in honor of Father Keane.
He was unique,
intelligent, well-informed on current issues,
and he had a sense of humor
par excellence.
Men of the Knights of Columbus
took turns keeping vigil.

this image of some of the local
Knights of Columbus found here

Along with the Knights,
parishioners also took turns
keeping vigil
 through the night,
lasting till 10:30 a.m.
and the funeral at 11:00 a.m.
Today our church was packed
to say our farewells and
convey our respect and love
for this wonderful priest.
 


  

Remembered Joy
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

An Irish blessing found here.


4 comments:

Jori said...

He sounds like a wonderful man.

beccagivens said...

What a wonderful tribute ... I am sorry for your loss!

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Becca

Norma Ruttan said...

he was.