assisting Archbishop Meyers of Newark in overseeing the predecessor
to Anglicanorum coetibus. Msgr. Sheehan is in the center of the front row
of the photo above, with clergy of the Pastoral Provision, keynote
speaker Bishop Arrieta and his predecessor, Msgr. William Stetson.
Photo taken at the Anglican Use Conference in 2010 in Newark, NJ.]
It is with great sadness that the Archbishop announces the passing into Eternal Life of Monsignor James Matthew Sheehan, Judicial Vicar and Secretary for Canonical Affairs. He was 39 years of age. Please join us in praying for the peaceful repose of Monsignor Sheehan's Soul, and for the consolation of his Family.
As the effects of Cancer set in, and while continuing treatment, it was Monsignor's wish to return home to our Residence at the Cathedral Basilica until the time of the Lord's Call. He died surrounded by a most loving and caring Family, and faithful Friends.
The Obsequies are as follows, all at our Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
- 12:00 Noon - 7:00 PM: Viewing
- 7:00 PM: Recitation of the Rosary
- 7:30 PM: Vigil Mass -
Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.S.L., S.T.D., Bishop of Paterson; Homilist: The Reverend Geno Silva, S.T.D., Vicar for Evangelization, Diocese of Paterson
Thursday, September 1, 2011
- 11:00 AM: Funeral Mass -
Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend John J. Myers, D.D., J.C.D., Archbishop of Newark; Homilist: The Reverend Monsignor Joseph R. Reilly, S.T.D., Rector, The College Seminary, Saint Andrew Hall
May Monsignor Sheehan, and all who sleep in Christ, find in the Lord's Presence Light, Happiness, and Peace.