It is my sad duty to report the departure from this veil of tears of Father Michael Alexander Jarecki. Father died a little after 5:00 PM today, October 22, 2012. Brother Louis Marie and I were at his side praying when he breathed his last. He had received the last rites Saturday night, just two nights ago.
Father turned ninety-five years old on the Feast of Saint Bruno, October 6.
Father Jarecki will be waked at Saint Stanislaus Church in Winchester, New Hampshire on Thursday, October 25, from 4-7 PM. On Friday, October 26, an additional viewing will take place at 9 AM, followed by the Rosary at 9:30 and a traditional-rite Requiem Mass at 10:00 AM at Saint Stanislaus Church (one church of Queen of Peace Parish). His body will be transported for an additional funeral Mass in Lewis County, New York, where he will be buried in a family plot.
The arrangements in New York State are yet to be announced, but will take place early next week.