Skip to comments.Death of Father Kevin L. Kayda (Prayer request for 28 y/o priest ordained 4 months ago)
Posted on 10/05/2013 3:35:47 PM PDT by NYer
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 Gods love for Fr. Kayda and his family. May Gods 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.
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.
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.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Prayers for the sweet soul of Father Kevin Kayda and for his grieving family and friends. May God grant him eternal rest.
Prayers Up - too young.
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.
He got “the call”.
The good die young.
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........
Prayers for the repose of his soul! May he too, rest in peace.
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May the Lord grant him a merciful judgment and the wonderful blessings He has promised to His own.
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.
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.
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.
Too young to go. RIP.
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.