Friday, November 20, 2009
We're still waiting on word from the Mall as to a place where we can relocate during the Renovation. It's really frustrating. Time is getting short because we really hope to start the work right after the New Year.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Fr. Leo McCarthy, O.Carm. in Nokomis, Florida. He was a really good personal friend of mine and of all the community. Since he is originally from Danvers, he asked to be buried in our Carmelite plot in St. Mary's Cemetery in Peabody. His body won't arrive until just before Thanksgiving, so his brothers have requested that we wait until the Monday after Thanksgiving to hold his wake and Funeral Mass. So the plan is that he will be waked in our Priory at 4 Wheatland street in Peabody on Monday, Nov. 30th from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. His funeral Mass will be held the next day at the Chapel of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Danvers followed by his interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Our Provincial Fr. Jack Welch, O.Carm. will celebrate the funeral Mass and the eulogist will be Rev. John Russell, O.Carm.
May he rest in peace.