Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Rest in Peace, Dear Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Richard L. Shimpfky, Second Bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real, entered into the nearer presence of our Lord on February 28, 2011. The announcement can be found here:

...The celebration of his life will be held March 12 at Christ Church, Ridgewood, NJ at 11:00 am where Richard served as rector before he was elected bishop. Bishop Mark Beckwith of the Diocese of Newark will officiate.

El Camino Real will have a memorial service at Trinity Cathedral at a later date to be determined.

Cards may be sent to Mrs. Jamel Shimpfky at 42 Kira Lane, Ridgewood, NJ 07450...
Richard was my Bishop for many years. He stood by me, and held me up, during a very difficult time in my life. He was a wonderful pastor and dear friend. I will miss him.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your faithful servant Richard. Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn.

Father of all, we pray to you for Richard, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.