Sunday, August 28, 2011

Death of Msgr. James M. Sheehan

Office of the Archbishop

DATE: August 28, 2011

It is with great sadness that the Archbishop announces the passing into Eternal Life of Monsignor James Matthew Sheehan, Judicial Vicar and Secretary for Canonical Affairs. He was 39 years of age. Please join us in praying for the peaceful repose of Monsignor Sheehan's soul, and for the consolation of his family.

As the effects of Cancer set in, and while continuing treatment, it was Monsignor's wish to return home to our Residence at the Cathedral Basilica until the time of the Lord's Call. He died surrounded by a most loving and caring family, and faithful friends.
The Obsequies are as follows, all at our Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

- 12:00 Noon - 7:00 PM: Viewing

- 7:00 PM: Recitation of the Rosary

- 7:30 PM: Vigil Mass -

Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.S.L., S.T.D., Bishop of Paterson;

Homilist: The Reverend Geno Silva, S.T.D., Vicar for Evangelization, Diocese of Paterson

Thursday, September 1, 2011

- 11:00 AM: Funeral Mass -

Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend John J. Myers, D.D., J.C.D., Archbishop of Newark;

Homilist: The Reverend Monsignor Joseph R. Reilly, S.T.D., Rector, The College Seminary, Saint Andrew Hall

May Monsignor Sheehan, and all who sleep in Christ, find in the Lord's Presence Light, Happiness, and Peace.

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