Our prayers are with the family of Fr. Eric Freed and the parishioners of St. Bernard’s parish in Eureka, CA. Father Freed was found slain in the rectory of St. Bernard’s on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Police have arrested a suspect, who had been detained for public intoxication just hours earlier.
Father Freed’s funeral Mass will take place on Monday, January 6th at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Eureka. A memorial Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel Walsh on February 1st at St. Joseph’s Church.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.