From the Chanellor:
We have received word that Father Anselm Boeke died today, January 7, 2011, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena. His funeral arrangements are as follows:
Reception of the Body: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. at St. Charles Center, Carthagena (2860 U.S. Route 127., Carthagena, OH 45822, 419-925-4516). Celebrant: Reverend James Seibert, C.PP.S. Visitation until 7:00 p.m.
Vigil Service: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Center. Celebrant: Reverend James Seibert, C.PP.S.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Center. Celebrant: Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr; Homilist: Reverend Vincent Hoying, C.PP.S.
Burial: Immediately following Mass of Christian Burial, burial will be at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Cassella (6524 State Route 119, Maria Stein 45860-9599; 419-925-4775) Celebrant: Reverend James Seibert, C.PP.S.
I remember him as the last pastor of the little parish out in the country from my home town. He was a good, gentle soul, loved the Church, loved Our Lady, loved the priesthood.
If you could, please pray a quick prayer for this devoted servant who has gone to his rest after many years of toil in the Lord's Vineyard.