Thursday, October 21, 2010

Archdiocese of Detroit: Requiescat in pace, Rev Richard Lewnau, 35

Early this afternoon, I received a press release from the Archdiocese of Detroit about a 35 year old priest, Rev. Richard Lewnau was killed in a tragic accident yesterday.  He was pastor of  Sacred Heart Parish in Yale and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Emmett, administrator of Sacred Heart Mission in Brown City. 

Go to the Archdiocese of Detroit for a page on Fr. Lewnau's death, and for Archbishop Vigneron's statement.

Local news station WXYZ-TV has more info, as well.  There is also something in the Port Huron Times Herald.

EDIT 10-24-2010: The Michigan Catholic Online has a full write up.  A parishioner of Grotto parishioner who was at Father's last Mass said he spoke about the need to be prepared for death.  The Michigan Catholic article discusses this briefly. 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Lewnau, for his family, parishioners, and anyone else who may have been injured in this accident.  This part is not yet clear to me. 

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