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Reverend Richard K. Burchell, 4th Pastor of Saint Rita Parish

September 5, 1945 - January 19, 2021

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this letter. Fr. Burchell was a treasured and beloved pastor of Saint Rita for fifteen years. We are all grieving and hurting since we were not able to say goodbye when he retired, and now in death, we are unable to do so again. We all hoped to thank Father for his dedication, sacrifice, and true love for the parish. Situations, including and especially COVID-19, have made it so the Funeral Mass will be strictly private for family only. This is not our desire, and as a staff, we mourn with all of you.

We are looking for ways to celebrate Father's life. There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, February 13, 2021 to offer our prayers and praises to God for allowing us to share in Fr. Burchell's ministry and life. More information is forthcoming, and we promise to keep you updated.

If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me. May the blessings of God be abundant! Be encouraged, we are all journeying and mourning with you. I pray our Lord richly blesses you and gives you the consolation promised in the Gospel. Always remember that I love you, there is no way I will ever love you less, and I will continue to pray for you every day. 

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Behrend

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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