Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Funeral of Fr. John Fetsco, CSsR

Based on the will of the family of Fr. Fetsco, CSsR, bishop John traveled south to celebrate funeral rites for Fr. Fetsco in his home church in Kingston, Pa. In this church, dedicated to Mary, our heavenly mother, Fr. Fetsco, CSsR celebrated his first solemn liturgy after being ordained in 1955 as a priest by late kyr Isidore Borecky in Canada.

At the altar were two bishops, bishop John from Toronto, and ruling eparch of the Eparchy of Passaic, to which Kingston parish belongs, bishop William C. Skurla. Among the priests present was Fr. Comeau from Canada, Fr. Micael Kuchera, SJ, professor at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, Italy, Fr. James Hayer, editor of the eparchial magazine of the Eparchy of Passaic, called Eastern Christian Life, Mons. John Sekkelick, Fr. Joseph Berta, and many others. Relatives of late Fr. John wer also present, as well as faithful, some even from our Eparchy in Canada.

After the church ceremonies, body of Fr. John was taken to Dallas, Pa, where it was buried in the family grave of Fetsco family, where it will wait peacefully for the second coming of Christ.

May his memory be eternal. Vicnaja jemu pamjat! Vecna mu pamiatka!

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