Friday, March 10, 2006

Fr. John Sweeny, Rest in Peace

The San Jose Mercury News has an obituary and other information about Fr. Sweeny Here and Here

My post from September

The obituary seemed sort of funny to me because, although he did make the Latin Mass available at his parish for many years, in my mind I think of him more simply as a priest who was very, very devoted to Our Lady. His Fatima pilgrimages on the 13th of each month from May through October drew busloads of people from all over. They parked in huge rows in the fields nearby. My favorite part was the candlelight procession, praying the rosary and singing the Fatima hymn. But I will always remember his voice, giving homilies and telling stories about Fatima.


Christine said...

I just saw this post for the first time. I used to go to Our Lady of Peace for Sunday Mass, sometimes, when I was in college.
May Fr. John Sweeny rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Gruffhelm said...

I just saw this post for the first time--just found out recentlyabout Fr. Sweeny's passing.

I used to serve mass for Fr. Sweeny--I loved the Fatima processions too. His sermons were impassioned and inspiring.

Amen, Christine.