Living Catholic e-News May 2018
Vale Archbishop Faulkner
Much-loved Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Anthony Faulkner will be farewelled in a funeral Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Monday May 14 at 11am following the Vigil Liturgy which will be celebrated from 7.30pm on Sunday May 13.
The former Archbishop of Adelaide and Bishop of Townsville died at the Pines Lodge, North Plympton, on Sunday afternoon May 6, aged 91.
Tributes and words of affection have flowed in via social media and Archbishop Philip Wilson has expressed his deep sympathy to Archbishop Faulkner’s family and friends.
“He was a beloved priest and a dedicated, loving pastor,” Archbishop Wilson said.
“We grieve his death deeply, but we also give thanks for his life and his outstanding service to the gospel and to all whom he led.”
The eldest of 10 children, he was born in Booleroo Centre in the southern Flinders Ranges on December 5 1926 and after entering the seminary at Rostrevor was ordained a priest in 1950 in Rome.
He was appointed bishop of Townsville on November 28 1967 and was installed as Archbishop of Adelaide on June 19 1985 where he continued his commitment to, and support of, the lay people as a critical part of the life of the Church.
The Cathedral will remain open until night prayer at 10pm on Sunday and there will be morning prayer on Monday at 8am.
The funeral Mass on Monday will be broadcast on a large screen in Mary MacKillop Plaza to accommodate the anticipated large attendance. The funeral cortege will proceed to West Terrace for the committal ceremony at 2pm. His fellow priests and deacons will provide a guard of honour through Victoria Square.
See May e-newsletter here.