Sunday, May 12, 2013


A Priest for Forty Hours
By Thomas Peters, POSTED SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013

This incredible story came to me first via family.

St. Joseph Parish in Maumee, Ohio posted this note to their Facebook page on Wednesday (it has already been viewed and shared thousands of times since then):

As many of you know, our seminarian Deacon Scott Carroll has been battling cancer for some time. Although Scott looked forward to joining his classmates for ordination on June 22, 2013, it became clear this week that an earlier ordination might be prudent.

On Wednesday morning, Bishop Blair ordained Fr. Scott to the Order of Presbyter. The ordination took place at his parent’s home with immediate family present. It was a beautiful occasion and Scott is very much at peace.

Today, May 11, a seminarian friend of Fr. Scott’s posted the news on his blog that Fr. Scott passed away today — a mere two days after his ordination:

Fr. Scott passed away about 40 hours after his ordination.

Right before his death, he had just finished offering the Mass.

When it was over, he fell asleep and died shortly thereafter.

Fr. Claude Dusty-Burns (better known to many as @FrPontifex) posted this brief reflection on Facebook:

Fr. Scott was ordained two days ago and died today. He is a priest forever.


Rest in peace, Father.

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