Monday, July 03, 2006

In Memory of Fr. Joe Roelke

A good friend and fellow seminarian of my pastor's passed away unexpectedly last week. I met Fr. Roelke at my pastor's 50th birthday party in February ... he seemed like a nice fellow and a wonderful inspiration in perseverance through one's physical suffering.
Roelke, Very Reverend Father Joseph P., M.S.F. ~fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, June 28, 2006.
Dearest son of the late Ervin and Rose Roelke; dear brother of Robert (Monica) Roelke and Mary (Thomas) Moran; dear uncle of Gina (Phil) Jones and Tony (Katie) Roelke; our dear great-uncle, nephew and cousin.Services: Fr. Roelke in state at St. Wenceslaus Church, 3014 Oregon Ave., Sunday 12 Noon to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Missionaries of the Holy Family, 3014 Or egon Ave., 63118 are appreciated. www.msf-ame
Please pray for Fr. Roelke, his family, and friends as they cope with this untimely loss.