*** UPDATE ***
Matthew’s funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in the Village of Pawling, New York. The Rev. Juan Francisco Perez, Jr. will preside, and Ann herself will preach. Also, The Rev. Canon Tammearu will be part of the service.
Dear Missioners and Saints,
As some of you may be aware, this past Sunday I shared the news of Matthew Conti’s death. This shocking news has left many of us with questions and has reminded us of our own personal losses. For others, it has sparked memories of Matthew serving as an acolyte and his amazing artistic talent. It is through such memories of our loved ones that we honor those who have left our island home and open ourselves to opportunities for healing amid our grief and sorrow. Please also take this opportunity to hold Ann, John, Lizzie, and their family in prayer.
In times of grief and sorrow, I find comfort in the following words: “I am the Resurrection and I am Life, say the Lord.”
Rest eternal grant to Matthew, O Lord; And let light perceptual shine upon him. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
P.S. Information about funeral arrangements will follow.