Beloved Pastor

“Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?” —  St. Gerard Majella

Last Thursday we had the funeral Mass for our beloved pastor, Fr. Bob. The gospel was that of the Good Thief. Then, at the end of the Mass Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Pie Jesu was sung: Sweet Jesus, have mercy! Truly at the end of our lives it is only the mercy of Jesus that opens to us the doors of Heaven.

Let’s thank God for Fr. Bob and all the priests who are instruments of God’s mercy, and let’s pray that all priests continue to turn to Jesus for the mercy they need also.




About Fr Simon Devereux LC

FR SIMON was born on February 4, 1979, in Dunedin, New Zealand, the seventh son of Marie and Michael Devereux. He entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, on September 15, 1997. After his novitiate and year of humanities in Cheshire, he studied a bachelor’s in Philosophy at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome from 2000 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2007, a licentiate in Philosophy. In between, he worked as a youth minister in Quebec, Canada, and he made his perpetual profession in Rome on October 4, 2005. In 2010 he completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in Theology and was ordained on Christmas Eve of the same year with 60 of his brother Legionaries by Card. Velasio di Paolis. Two of his brothers are also Legionary priests. Fr Simon is now based at the Legion of Christ seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut.
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