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Shock: Massachusetts pastor dies at start of Sunday Mass

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/27/15


From The Boston Globe:

The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Canton died at the start of a Mass on Sunday morning. Father Michael McLellan, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, died at the 11:30 a.m. service. It is not clear if he was saying the Mass at the time. “We are saddened to have learned of the news of Father Michael McLellan’s passing,” Terrence Donilon, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston, said in a statement. “We are praying for Father and the parishioners of St. John the Evangelist and offer our full support during this difficult time.”

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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him…

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