The Diocese of Richmond has confirmed the following funeral arrangements for Father James Kauffmann:
Saint Bede parish in Williamsburg on Thursday, June 22:
- Visitation from 3:00 to 6:00pm
- Mass at 6:00pm
- Dinner following Mass (all are invited)
Saint Benedict parish in Richmond on Friday, June 23:
- Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30am
- Funeral Mass at 11:00am
- Rite of Committal (burial) at Mount Calvary Cemetery following Mass
- Reception in North Sheppard (Benedictine) Gymnasium following burial (all are invited)
Eternal rest grant unto James, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Fr. Tony Marques
The following events are known. Funeral plans, however, are NOT finalized as of early evening June 19, 2017.
RICHMOND: At Saint Benedict Parish, “Mass on Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 pm, will be offered for the Repose of the Soul of Rev. Fr. James F. Kauffmann and the Rosary will be prayed after. Please Note that this is NOT the Funeral Mass.”
WILLIAMSBURG: Saint Bede says: “Please join us for evening prayer as we pray the Office of the Dead for Father Kauffmann, Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21 at 4:45 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Saint Bede parish.” Also, there will be a Mass will be at Saint Bede Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.
UPDATE from Saint Bede: “Please know that Father Kauffmann passed quietly and peacefully as he entered eternal life.”
I will pass along information as received. There will probably be Masses at Saint Bede in Williamsburg and at Saint Benedict in Richmond.
Thank you for your prayers.
Hello, Jane Dudley, the blog editor here, passing along a message from Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Father Kauffmann is gravely ill. Please pray. Thank you.
A MESSAGE FROM MONSIGNOR TIMOTHY E. KEENEY
It is with a very heavy heart, Monsignor Keeney informs us that our very own Father James Kauffmann has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is not expected to live throughout the day. Father returned from his trip to Italy Saturday night and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was admitted. Although Father has been with us just short of a year, he has deeply touch the lives of our staff and parishioners and we are grateful for the joy, compassion and vitality he brought to his ministry. Please pray for Father Kauffmann. May he be granted a peaceful transition as he enters the Lord’s kingdom.
Also, please remember to keep Father Kauffmann’s family and friends in your prayers.