The Marian High School community grieves the loss of our beloved shepherd, Bishop Emeritus John M. D'Arcy who was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 3. This day was the 56th anniversary of his celebration of his first Mass as a priest. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has been immeasurably blessed by Bishop D'Arcy's faithful leadership and pastoral care over the last twenty-eight years. Many students and alumni fondly remember Bishop D'Arcy 's strong support of Catholic education at the all area schools' Masses, the annual pastoral visits, the Baccalaureate Masses, and the sacrament of Confirmation.
Wednesday, February 6, 10 a.m. Reception of the body and Morning Prayer at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend. Visitation will be held throughout the day. Rosary will begin at 5 p.m. A Mass of Transferral celebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades will begin at 7 p.m.
At Marian, we will offer our Wednesday homeroom Mass from 8:50-9:20 a.m. in the Bishop Crowley Activity Center, open to all students and the Marian community.
We are offering bus transportation for students from Marian to the visitation at St. Matthew during the day on Wednesday. Students who would like to participate in the visitation were encouraged to pick up a permission slip at the end of school today.
Thursday, February 7th Reception of the body and Morning Prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, will begin at 10 a.m., with visitation throughout the day. Rosary will begin at 5 p.m. Evening Prayer is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday, February 8th Visitation of the body will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. A reception for all will immediately follow at the Grand Wayne Center.
The Rite of Committal will be conducted privately with the family in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.