Passing of Father Burns

We regret to inform you that Father William Burns, our former retired parish priest, passed away January 1st unexpectedly.  He faithfully and lovingly served our parish for eight years, beginning in November 2009.  He will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him well.  Family and friends may call at Saint James Church on Wednesday, January 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Parish Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint James Church, followed by burial in Saint James Cemetery.  His obituary can be found below.

Grant to them eternal rest.  Let light perpetual shine upon them.  May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Fr Burns obituary