Friday, March 26, 2010

In Memoriam: Jane Sweetie, 1920 - 2010

Today’s Observer-Reporter brings sad news of the death of Jane Sweetie at the age of 89.

For decades, Mrs. Sweetie was a constant presence at my hometown parish, St. Alphonsus Church in McDonald, PA.

In a quiet and unassuming way, she saw to many of the details that makes the small-town church such a welcoming place.

From the prayers at the end of the funeral Mass:

Mrs. Sweetie,

May the angels lead you into paradise,
may the martyrs come to welcome you,
and take you to the holy city,
the new and eternal Jerusalem.


St Edwards Blog said...

May the choirs come to greet Jane in paradise, as she is enfolded in the deep embrace of our loving God.

Prayers for all who knew and loved her.


Bernie said...

I am sorry for your loss and the loss to your parish....this lady will be missed but the rewards in heaven will be great.....:-) Hugs

Stacy said...

Very nice tribute Paul. Mrs. Sweetie was one of my Sunday School Teachers, and a constant at St. Alphonsus. She will be missed.