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+Reverend Monsignor John T. Sekellick, Eternal Memory
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FROM THE PASSAIC CHANCERY:

+Reverend Monsignor John T. Sekellick, JCL, a priest of the Eparchy of Passaic, Judicial Vicar and pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Jessup, PA and Administrator of Saint John the Baptist Church in Forest City, PA, fell asleep in the Lord about 5:15 a.m. (EST) on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Scranton, Pennsylvania at the age of 73. He was diagnosed with metastatic cancer on January 11. He was born on September 18, 1943 in Philadelphia. He attended SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, the Pontifical Oriental Institute, and Catholic University of America. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 13, 1969 at St. Michael Cathedral in Passaic by Bishop Michael Dudick. He is survived by his mother Veronica, and his sisters Irene and Therese.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Monday, January 23, 2017 2:00 p.m. Panachida and Reception of the body at: Holy Ghost Church, 313 First Avenue, Jessup, Pennsylvania 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Visitation at Holy Ghost Church, Jessup, Pennsylvania 6:30 p.m. Funeral for a Priest, Part One.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. Funeral Divine Liturgy at: Holy Ghost Church, 313 First Avenue, Jessup, Pennsylvania 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Visitation at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 107 South Fourth Street, Minersville, Pennsylvania 6:30 p.m. Funeral for a Priest, Part Two.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. Funeral Divine Liturgy at: Saints Peter and Paul Church, 107 South Fourth Street, Minersville, Pennsylvania. Interment: Immediately following at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Minersville.

In Blessed Repose, Grant O Lord Eternal Rest to the Soul of Your Servant the priest +John and render eternal his memory!


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Eternal Memory!

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O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, John, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Eternal memory to our dear friend.


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