On Wednesday, amonst a large contingent of priests, I concelebrated the Funeral Mass for Fr Bob Bedard.  Fr Bob was a priest of Ottawa, and founder of the Companions of the Cross community.  The Cathedral was packed.  Archbishop Prendergast was the principal celebrant, and a moving homily was preached by Fr Scott McCaig CC.  I never met Fr Bob, but he has left a lasting legacy with a ministry that has touched many, and especially with the foundation of the Companions of the Cross.  May he rest in peace.

Related stories:

Article in the Ottawa Citizen

The Inspiring Life of Fr Bob Bedard

Photos of the Funeral (Archbishop Prendergast’s blog – 18 October 2011)

Video of the Funeral Mass (YouTube)