Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Father Paul Freemesser Goes Home

I learned that Father Paul Freemesser, who in retirement resided in my parish and assisted there, died December 23 at age 81.

Father Kraus had mentioned at morning Mass December 22 that he'd returned Sunday night to find Father Freemesser very sick. Father Freemesser was taken to the hospital, and we could tell from the way Father Kraus was talking it was serious.

Father Freemesser had a long list of parish assignments. He was also a military chaplain - he had the requisite booming voice! I first met him in the 1970s when I was a seminarian. He was stationed in an inner-city parish at the time, and a group of us seminarians visited him to check out his ministry there.

God be with his family.

Thank you Father for all your service.

Pax et bonum

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