This week, I received three different texts about the death of our dear SVD missionaries. On Easter Sunday, Fr. Hermogenes Bacareza, SVD died. Then, Fr. Erasio Flores, SVD. And just today, Fr. Vicente De la Cruz, SVD.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Savior of the world,
we pray for your servant
Fr. Vicente De la Cruz, SVD
your missionary priest.
We recommend him to your mercy and love.
For his sake, you came down from heaven;
Receive him now into the joy of your kingdom.
For though he has sinned, he has not denied the
Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
but has believed in God and has worshiped and served God
as an SVD missionary priest,
a living witness of the Incarnate Word to the whole world.
Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Vicente De la Cruz, SVD
and may all the faithful departed through the mercy of God
rest in peace.