Pray for the Repose of the soul of Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo


Holy Trinity mourns the life of Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, the 12th Bishop of Richmond.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, the 12th Bishop of Richmond.  Bishop DiLorenzo was a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ on 18 May 1968.  He was ordained an auxiliary Bishop of Scranton on 8 March 1988.  He was then installed as the fourth Bishop of Honolulu on 29 November 1994.  On 24 May 2004, Bishop DiLorenzo was installed Bishop of Richmond.

The audio of the homily from the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (the Sunday after Bishop DiLorenzo died) can be listened to in this webpage below.

The funeral Mass for Bishop DiLorenzo will be celebrated on Friday, 25 August, at 1100 EDT at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

For information about the Vigil and Funeral Mass, including information about Live Streaming the Mass, please visit the Diocese of Richmond website.  

Prayer for a Deceased Bishop

O God, who chose your servant Francis Xavier
from among your Priests,
and endowed him with pontifical dignity
in the apostolic priesthood,
grant, we pray,
that he may also be admitted to their company for ever.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.


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