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:
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.