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Death of Father Kevin L. Kayda (Prayer request for 28 y/o priest ordained 4 months ago)
RC Diocese of Harrisburg ^ | October 4, 2013

Posted on 10/05/2013 3:35:47 PM PDT by NYer

Father Kevin L. Kayda

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Reverend Kevin Lee Kayda. He died unexpectedly at the home of his parents in Carlisle on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Fr. Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator said, “The loss of any life is a tragedy, but the death of a beloved young priest is an especially difficult loss to bear. St. John of the Cross helps us to navigate this difficult passage when he says, ‘And I saw a river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of heaven and the name of that river was suffering … and then I saw a boat which carried souls across the river and the name of that boat was love.’ May we feel the consolation of God’s love for Fr. Kayda and his family. May God’s love for us be the boat that carries us across the river of suffering to his heavenly kingdom.”

Father Kayda was ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg on June 1, 2013 at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg by Bishop William Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh and a former priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He began his priestly ministry on June 17 with an assignment as Parochial Vicar at St. John the Baptist Parish, New Freedom, Pa.

Biographical Information

Father Kayda was 28 years of age. He was born in 1985 in Lancaster, Pa to Kevin and Laura Kayda. He attended St. Patrick elementary school in Carlisle and graduated from Carlisle High School. He did his college work at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV and St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA and attended Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmittsburg, MD graduating in 2013.

Funeral Information

Visitation will take place Monday, October 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Patrick Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Saint Patrick Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA.

Prayers are requested for the soul of Father Kevin Kayda and for the comfort of his family and friends. May God grant him eternal rest.


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1 posted on 10/05/2013 3:35:47 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 3:36:36 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

RIP


3 posted on 10/05/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NYer

Prayers for the sweet soul of Father Kevin Kayda and for his grieving family and friends. May God grant him eternal rest.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 3:40:01 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NYer

Prayers Up - too young.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 3:41:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: NYer

what happened?

brain anyeurism

heart attack

asthma


6 posted on 10/05/2013 3:49:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NYer

May the Angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs greet you at your arrival and lead you into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the choir of Angels greet you and like Lazarus, who once was a poor man, may you have eternal rest.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 3:52:39 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: yldstrk

He got “the call”.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 3:58:44 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: NYer

The good die young.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 3:59:37 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: NYer

Look I am really sorry to hear about it, he looks like a great kid, but if satan talked him into suicide, it was a spiritual attack........


10 posted on 10/05/2013 4:00:59 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NYer
Just lost our local priest Monday. Was diagnosed with lung cancer 3 weeks ago at 72 and was about to undergo treatment when he had a blood colt and passed like that. What a great guy and a Catholic in the purest tradition. He will be missed.
11 posted on 10/05/2013 4:04:18 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Prayers for the repose of his soul! May he too, rest in peace.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 4:07:29 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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13 posted on 10/05/2013 4:07:43 PM PDT by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: NYer

May the Lord grant him a merciful judgment and the wonderful blessings He has promised to His own.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 4:12:49 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Christus vincit + Christus regnat + Christus imperat)
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To: NYer

Lord Jesus, rest Thy servant Kevin with the saints and comfort his family and his parish.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 4:15:24 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: NYer

sent


16 posted on 10/05/2013 4:29:20 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: yldstrk
Look I am really sorry to hear about it, he looks like a great kid, but if satan talked him into #######, it was a spiritual attack........

Do you have any reason to make this speculation, or is it just a chance to talk about that subject?

All indications that I've seen are that nothing sinful took place, so please let's keep this to grieving for a person who dedicated his life to God.

17 posted on 10/05/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian

Hefty young man like that, there are several possibilities in the “unexpected natural causes” class. A similarly heavyset gentleman in my parish died from complications of sleep apnea a couple of weeks ago, 38 years old.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 4:34:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: NYer

Too young to go. RIP.


19 posted on 10/05/2013 9:42:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: yldstrk
"He died unexpectedly at the home of his parents in Carlisle on Thursday, October 3, 2013."

I can't see them printing this "unexpectedly" if it was suicide. I thought it was too. But the word unexpectedly tells us other wise.

20 posted on 10/06/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: yldstrk

Don’t you dare judge him. You have no place. He was a dear friend of mine, and an excellent human being. Take your musings elsewhere.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 4:58:02 AM PDT by Elee3
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To: Tax-chick

wow, let’s focus on prayer intentions on this forum and not idle speculation and gossip, please.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 4:58:02 AM PDT by Elee3
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To: NYer

God bless his beautiful soul, and may Mary take him into her loving arms.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 4:58:02 AM PDT by Elee3
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To: Elee3

Welcome to FR.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 5:00:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Elee3

And I’m very sorry about your loss.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 5:00:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Elee3

Sorry for your loss.

look, anytime someone dies an untimely death, people want to know what happened, that’s all


26 posted on 10/12/2013 6:21:54 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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