Please pardon the disappearance as Hannah and I prepare to head over to Mission EDIFY this January!
Our pastor at Good Shepherd passed peacefully into the light yesterday. I will miss him dearly. We all will.
Father Richard Eldredge, T.O.R.
May 2, 1941 - December 28, 2019
Professed June 1, 1075
Ordained November, 25, 1978
"The form of life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis is this; to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by living in obedience, in poverty and chastity, following Jesus Christ after the example of St. Francis. May our brother who promised to observe all this be filled in heaven with the blessing of the most high Father.
Merciful Father, we comment our brother into your hands. We return to you the gift you have given us in his life among us and in service of your people. We thank you for all you have done for him. Welcome him into your kingdom. Comfort us who remain in this life. Strengthen our faith, increase our hope of sharing eternal life with him, and deepen our love. We make this prayer through you son Jesus who is our resurrection and life. Amen."
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Published on Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 8:07 PM CDT