Fr. Peter Mary Rookey has passed away Sept 11, 2014 11:22:00 GMT -5
Post by John on Sept 11, 2014 11:22:00 GMT -5
Fr. Peter Mary Rookey has passed away..
It is with deep sadness to learn of the passing of Fr. Peter Mary Rookey this evening through his nephew Timothy Rookey. We have a new Saint in heaven today praying and interceding for us before Our Lord Jesus.. Eternal Rest grant unto Fr. Rookey and may Your perpetual Light dear Lord shine upon him. May Fr. Rookey and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen..
Fr. Rookey and I as we prepared to leave for Medjugorje, September 2009
The following excerpt is from Timothy Rookey's announcement on Facebook
About Fr. Rookey's Passing
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Peter M. Rookey, OSM. Fr. Peter died peacefully in his sleep in the overnight hours of September 9-10, 2014, at Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery, Chicago, IL. The friars of the community had gathered around his bed to offer prayers.Born in Superior, WI, October 12, 1916, he was ninety-seven years of age. He entered the Order at Hillside, IL, in 1930 and was a priest for seventy-three years.
Services for Fr. Peter are as follows:
The visitation will be Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, 2014, from 3:00 - 8:00pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL.
Morning prayer, Monday, September 15, 2014, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, at 10:30am in the Basilica. Viewing will be from 8:30am until the time of the funeral Mass.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am, also on Monday, September 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Private interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Servite Friars - USA Province at 3121 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612-2729
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.