Update from the Friends of Fr. Joseph Galdon, S.J. Faceboook Group:
Our dear Fr. G peacefully passed away at 5:30 am, Monday, March 15, 2010, Manila.
Kindly say a prayer for the eternal repose of his soul.
The remains of Fr. Galdon will lie in state at the College Chapel starting March 15. There will be a 8pm mass on March 15,16 & 17 and a 8am mass on March 18. His remains will then be brought to Sacred Heart Novitiate on March 18 for his burial.
I’ve just been informed that my high school batchmate, Ace Natividad, is at Lourdes Hospital (Mandaluyong City, Philippines) fighting for survival against pneumonia. Also, the same is happening with a Jesuit priest, Fr. Joseph Galdon, SJ, retired English professor at the Ateneo de Manila University (Fr. Galdon has already been anointed). Please join me in praying for them:
Most merciful Jesus, the Consolation and Salvation of all who put their trust in Thee, we humbly beseech Thee, by Thy most bitter Passion, grant recovery of health to thy servants, Ace Natividad and Fr. Joseph Galdon, provided this be for their soul’s welfare, that with us, they may praise and magnify Thy holy name. But if it be Thy holy will to call them out of this world, strengthen them in their last hour, grant them a peaceful death and bring them to life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.