It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of longtime staff member and parishioner, Gloria Harrington, beloved friend to many in our St. Matthew's community. Please pray for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace.
Let us Pray
Our own Deacon Bob Vince shares a beautiful prayer that unites our deep sadness and sense of loss at the passing of Gloria Harrington with the truths of our faith.
"The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him."
We pray for the repose of the souls of our dearly departed and lift up in prayer those who grieve for them.
Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding, keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.