Beloved St. Mary's Family. Please join together and pray also for John Huston Finley III, the beloved father of our Fr. John Finley IV and his siblings, beloved spouse, grandfather, uncle, friend and inspiration to many. He passed away this afternoon amidst his family and he will be sorely missed. I have always been taken by his faith, kindness, charisma, intelligence and curiosity and given how well Fr. John came out we know that he was incredible father as well.
Please stay tuned for information around arrangements, obituaries and other things for our fathers in the days to come. Please continue to pray and thank you for holding us during this time.
From Our Book Of Common Prayer (p. 493)
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servants John and Walter, being raised with him, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.