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Memorial Mass celebrated for deceased Redemptorists

Last Sunday, Redemptorists, family and friends gathered at Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center in Esopus, NY, to celebrate the annual memorial Mass for Redemptorists who have died in the last year.

Deceased Redemptorists who were remembered at this year’s Mass included:

Rev. Joseph T. Hurley (Oct. 30, 2009)
Rev. Dennis Demko (Dec. 30, 2009)
Rev. Sylvester Feeley (Jan. 9, 2010)
Rev. Albert Lamote (Jan. 12, 2010)
Rev. John Creaven (Jan. 23, 2010)
Brother Gilbert Mary Hunter (March 13, 2010)
Rev. Albert Stoeckel (May 13, 2010)
Rev. Robert Hopwood (June 24, 2010)
Rev. Arthur Mahoney (July 17, 2010)

Baltimore Provincial Patrick Woods was the celebrant and homilist:

Today, at this memorial Mass, we come to pray and remember the deceased Redemptorists and Redemptoristines who were part of our lives. We pray that God free them from any stain of sin and bring them to himself for the eternal life that he has promised them. This Mass is a powerful act of faith; we believe that the dead are alive. They are before the face of God and they are still loving and caring for us. Their lives have not ended with death, but have moved to a newer reality that is beyond our comprehension.

Click here to read his entire homily.