Friday, January 7, 2011

Fr. Boeke, RIP

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.


Bob Rhea said...

Praying for this servant who has returned home. Thank you for your service and ministry Fr. Boeke. In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Anonymous said...

I was able to attend the funeral mass for father. It was great! There were 60+ priest's all on the altar, and the homilist, Reverend Vincent Hoying, C.PP.S., Had a GREAT homily on Fr.Boeke's life!

The little chapel was PACKED. It was so good to be able to be there. May we pray for his soul while in heaven with our Almighty Father!