Michael Rutherford's Requiem Mass details have now been finalised. It will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Friday 19th. May at the church of Saints Peter & Paul, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7HW followed by interment at Guiseley cemetery.
Monday, April 10, 2023
Many thanks to those who attended this year's Sacred Triduum at St Patrick's. Similarly many thanks to Fr. Frantisek who offered the Liturgies so beautifully and to Fr. Christopher for permitting the Triduum to take place at St. Patrick's this year.
Thank you to those who have asked about, prayed for and visited David Adolph who remains in hospital. He is still very sick but it was touching to be able to converse with him yesterday after seeing him so desperately ill during the week.
I doubt that few people who attend the old Mass these days will remember Michael Rutherford who died during the night between Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Michael had been the Deputy Head at St. Michael's College in Leeds and taught the likes of Canon Timothy Wiley. and other priests of the diocese. Michael's wife, Agnes, was for many years the Representative for the Latin Mass Society in this diocese and set the tone of non-confrontation with the successors of Bishop Wheeler.
Michael who was an enormous rugby union player and fan had a very dry sense of humour and I always appreciated his candour.
As he now joins Agnes I hope and pray that he will rest in peace and rise in the glory of Almighty God. Requiescat in pace. Please remember Michael and his daughters Margaret and Alison and their families in your prayers.
Michael told me that he wished for the old Mass for his funeral and the hymn he wished to be sung at the end. I shall endeavour to carry out his wishes.