Aug 27, 2011

Visitation & Funeral Details for Cardinal Ambrozic

Thanks to all those who have taken the time to send their condolences to the Ambrozic family and the Archdiocese on the passing of Cardinal Ambrozic. Details have now been confirmed for His Eminence's visitation and funeral Mass.

The body of Cardinal Ambrozic will arrive at St. Michael's Cathedral on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. At that time the Rite of Reception will be held.

His Eminence will lie in state for visitation at the cathedral Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with the Office for the Dead being celebrated at 8:30 p.m. All Tuesday events are open to the public who are most welcome to visit the cathedral to pay their respects.

The funeral Mass for Cardinal Ambrozic will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral. Due to renovations currently underway at the cathedral, expected participation by up to 500 priests, family, friends, etc. there will be extremely limited public seating available.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to pay tribute to the Cardinal are invited to donate to one of His Eminence's favourite charities, the Shepherds' Trust.


Anonymous said...

I am a devout Roman Catholic layman in the Church since birth, I wish deep in my heart to express my personal condolence to the passing of Aloysius Cardianl Ambrozic. This man I would describe him as a tenacious, well-mannered, preserved a human being of our community whether an individual a Catholic or not. I have listened to his homilies many times to be absorbing and well deserved. I regret a passing this great man we called him Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic.

Brother Dan
Missionary of the Blessed Sacramant
email Dbiding33@yahoo.c

pjmulhern said...

Though I did not find the late prelate to be a 'people' person, that is, he led a very cloistered life,I believe he possessed compassion ,insight, and dedication. He was honoured by the late pontiff on his elevation to the College of Cardinals. A prince within the church hierarchy is not a title easily earned.
I extend my personal condolences to the relatives and friends of the late Cardinal. May he enjoy the rewards his service to Jesus Christ, has earned him.

Anonymous said...

Hello Neil,

I have a question with the visitation. What happen between 4pm to 7pm? Is public allow to go to the visitation between 4pm to 7pm?

If not, it's very sad as many people need to work between 2pm to 4pm and cannot stay in downtown between 7pm to 9pm.

I extend my condolences to the relatives and friends of Cardinal Ambrozic. May Cardinal Ambrozic enjoy with all other Saints in Heaven!

In Christ,

Neil MacCarthy said...


The cathedral will remain open between 4 and 7 for individuals to pay their respects. That said, the family will understandably take a break from meeting with visitors during the 4-7 period.


Anonymous said...

Neil, thank you for the information. It's great to hear that people can still go between 4pm to 7pm. Maria

Anonymous said...

Please accept our most deepest sympathy on the passing of Most Reverend Cardinal Ambrozic.I do believe when someone leaves this world, they are still with us to guide and strength those left behind to continue on with our lives, may all those treasured memories with him help you in this difficult moments.I know He loved you all very much and you will miss him greatly, but remember his Great Character and Blessed vocation for us to follow faithfully and Serve the Lord our God. My prayers are with you. May God Bless.