I didn't know you but I thank you for vocation, for your devotion to the Gospel and your participation in the Holy Mass, persona Christi bringing the Body of Christ to the thousands who came to receive.
I thank you for those you counseled, shared in a joyous Baptism, Wedding, comforted at a Funeral, for the hours in the confessional.
I thank you for the late nights you spent holding the hand of a dying individual, the late night hospital visits.For the catechism classes you taught and visited.
I thank you for answering the call to the priesthood and all your dedication and service to the Lord.
Blessed be your soul and rest in paradise for all eternity.