The dates for Brother Richard’s memorial services and funeral are set and you are invited. There will be three: Saturday July 14th at the Church of the Holy Trinity 381 Main Street in Middletown, Connecticut (Richard's hometown) Requiem Mass and Commendation; Saturday July 21st 12 noon in the Church of the Advent of Christ the King 261 Fell Street San Francisco Requiem Mass and Commendation; and Saturday July 28th at Little Portion Friary in Mt. Sinai, NY, Requiem Mass and Commendation followed by interment of ashes.
Br Richard Jonathan died suddenly on the morning of the 22nd June, 2012, age 60 and in the 9th year of his Religious Procession in the Society of Saint Francis.
Richard Jonathan, our companion in faith and brother in Christ,
we entrust you to God who created you.
May you return to the Most High who formed you
from the dust of the earth.
May the angels and the saints come to meet you
as you go forth from this life.
May Christ, who was crucified for you,
take you into his Kingdom.
May Christ the Good Shepherd
give you a place within his flock.
May Christ forgive you your sins
and keep you among his people.
May you see your Redeemer face to face
and delight in the vision of God forever. AMEN.
- From the SSF Daily Office (On hearing of the death of a Brother or Sister)