Funeral plans for Msgr. Bill Shannon

Message from Sr. Monica Weis…

ITMS Friends–

Our dear friend Fr. Bill Shannon passed away early this morning –Sunday, April 29–and what a Good Shepherd he was: for hundreds of Nazareth College students, hundreds of Sisters of St. Joseph, and hundreds of Merton readers. Curiously, today’s second reading ( 1John 3:1-2) says “…when it is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is”   How true!

Details are sketchy at the moment, but the tentative plan is:

SSJ Vigil Service in the SSJ Chapel on Wed May 2  at 7 pm
Diocesan Vigil Service in Linehan Chapel (Nazareth College) on Thursday May 3 at 7 pm
Funeral Mass in Linehan Chapel (Nazareth College) on Friday May 4 about 10:30 am.

Final confirmation of days/times is pending until we hear from Bishop Matt Clark (celebrant) and from Fr. Charlie Curran (homilist).

If you are coming to Rochester for any of the services, you are welcome to stay with my community at 207 West Filbert St /East Rochester…..just let me know.  There is a bed available.

Feel free to share this message with others who would want to know.


About doyoureadthomasmerton

Bob Grip was the Program Chair of the International Thomas Merton Society General Meeting at Sacred Heart University in 2013.
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