“Where there is sadness…joy!
For it is in dying…that
we are born to eternal life.”
(St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer)
On Saturday July 14, Fr. Richard Portasik, OFM, age 85, died of complications from pneumonia. Although battling health issues, Fr. Richard preached at his 60th Jubilee Celebration Mass just three months ago on May 20.
The reception of the body and visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Holy Family Friary in Pittsburgh where Fr. Richard resided, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, 140 Allegheny Ave. in Pittsburgh.
May you be happy Fr. Richard as you rest in the arms of the Lord Jesus.
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