Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Msgr. John Cuddy retired priest of the Diocese of Savannah. He was 88 years old and ordained a priest in 1953, several months before I was born! I followed him as pastor of Saint Joseph Church from July 1, 2004 until June 21, 2016. Until today there were only two living former pastors of St. Joseph Church, now there is only one. 😭
Monsignor Cuddy died at 12:15 pm EST, a few minutes after having received the Last Rites of the Church. He died exactly 15 minutes into the presidency of Donald John Trump! No correlation, I don't think but who knows?
Monsignor John Cuddy in September of 1997 as St. Joseph Church looked then with the original altar railing in the original position on the third step between the main pillars of the church:
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest In Peace! Amen! May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed Rest In Peace. Amen!
Msgr. Cuddy was down to earth and had the smell of his sheep on him. He was also a prince of a priest, a scholar and a gentleman!