Please pray for Deacon Bill O'Neal at my hometown parish, whose funeral was this morning. I remember Deacon Bill from my school days. I found a sweet tribute to him from people who knew him from a more secular setting. "He never met a stranger"--true. I think I'd be hard-pressed to find a person with a bigger heart.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.