Schedule of funeral services released for Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Flores

Flores died Monday of pneumonia and congestive heart failure at age of 87

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor
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SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Archdiocese on Tuesday released a schedule of funeral services for Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Flores who died Monday at the age of 87.

Flores died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure, the Archdiocese said.

Following is the schedule of services:

Monday, Jan. 16

11:30 a.m.: Reception of body of Archbishop Flores at San Fernando Cathedral.

12:05 p.m.: Mass (not the funeral liturgy, but a Mass for the Dead). Presider will be Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller,with homily given by Father Victor Valdez, cathedral rector.

1-6:30 p.m.: Visitation. Rosaries recited every half hour by different groups.

7 p.m.: Vigil Service presided by Msgr. Lawrence Stuebben, former archdiocesan vicar general. Homily will be given by Father David Garcia, former cathedral rector and currently director of the Old Spanish Missions

8-10 p.m.: Rosaries and visitations continue through 10 p.m.

10 p.m.: Cathedral closes

Tuesday, Jan. 17

8-11 a.m.: Visitation continues.

11 a.m.: Cathedral closes for preparation for the funeral Mass. No one will be allowed in the sanctuary, except for family.

1 p.m.: Funeral Mass. Presider and homilist will be Archbishop Gustavo. Father Lawrence Christian, vicar general, will provide remarks of gratitude on behalf of the archdiocese prior to the conclusion of the liturgy.

3 p.m.: Vehicle procession to San Fernando Cemetery II and interment. The route to the cemetery will be at a pace to allow people to pay their respects to Archbishop Flores as the procession passes. Archbishop Gustavo will preside at the rite of committal. Msgr. Stuebben will provide reflection.

All are welcome to attend the services, but space is very limited inside San Fernando Cathedral.

A tent with seating and video screens will be available in Main Plaza for up to 1,000 attendees.

Archbishop Gustavo appreciates the patience of all who will come to pay their respects throughout all the services.

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