Diocese of St. Petersburg at 6363 9th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 US - Rest in Peace, Rev. Msgr. John Scully
|Rest in Peace, Rev. Msgr. John Scully|
The Rev. Msgr. John Scully passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010, while celebrating Mass at St. Stephen's Parish in Valrico, where he had lived the past three years in his retirement. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1924, he was educated at St. John's Seminary in Boston and ordained a priest on May 6, 1948 for that diocese by Archbishop Richard Cushing. He came to St. Petersburg in 1953 and was incardinated into the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1958 by Archbishop Joseph Hurley. When the Diocese of St. Petersburg was created in 1968, Fr. Scully became a priest of the Dicoese of St. Petersburg.
In 2003, he was nominated for and elected to receive the Fr. Luis de Cancer Distinguished Priestly Service Award by his brother priests of the diocese.
Bishop Lynch has written a blog entry "Death of a Legend" reflecting on the life and ministry of Msgr. Scully. You may read it at blogs.dosp.org/bishoplynch/.
Tributes to Msgr. Scully can be found in:
Hernando Today reported on Monsignor Scully's funeral in Spring Hill.
During his life in ministry Msgr. Scully notably:
Was Founding President:
On Monday, October 25, 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic Church
- Reception of the Body and Visitation 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Evening Prayer 7:30 PM
On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 also at St. Stephen Catholic Church
- Memorial Mass, Rev. William Swengros, Celebrant and Homilist 7:00 PM
On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at St. Theresa Catholic Church
- Viewing 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- Funeral Mass, Most Rev. Robert Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, Celebrant and Homilist 11:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial and burial will take place in Massachusetts at a later date.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in eternal peace!