Vale: Andrew Fairfield

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From Gethsemane Cathedral in Fargo:

Prayers of Sympathy are offered for family and friends of Bishop Andy Fairfield, including his wife Sally, and for the people of the Diocese of North Dakota. Bishop Andy died Sunday, February 16 in Shutesbury MA. Burial will be Wednesday, February 19 in Shutesbury followed by a family service Shutesbury Community Church. A public memorial will likely be held in May around the time of Andy’s birthday. Bishop Andy was the 10th Bishop of North Dakota and served from 1989 to 2003. Notes and cards can be sent to Sally Fairfield, 281 Leverett Road, Shutesbury MA 01072.

Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.