Sunday, 17 May 2020
Father Robert Reddy - Requiescat in Pace
The Reverend Robert Reddy of the Archdiocese of Toronto has passed away. He was in residence at St. Mary's in Barrie and was formerly the pastor at Holy Family in Whitby, St. Andrew's Church in Brechin and at St. Mary Immaculate in Richmond Hill, Ontario which is where I came to know him. Father Reddy was a great priest, faithful, kind and doctrinally sound. While not offering the traditional Mass himself, he was a friend of tradition in every way. He welcomed the traditional Mass at St. Mary Immaculate by his Associate Pastor and never turned down a request by the Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto - for the use of the church for Feast Day Masses.
I will miss him.
Please remember Father Reddy in your prayers at Mass today in whatever way It takes place.
O GOD, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Robert,
to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ,
according to the Order of Melchisedech,
giving him the sublime power
to offer the Eternal Sacrifice,
to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar,
and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name.
We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness
and to forget his faults,
admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence,
there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labours.
This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.