Post by purplenurple on Dec 20, 2016 17:58:35 GMT -5
A tremendous priest, professor, chaplain, and champion of Holy Cross and the Jesuits. He will truly be missed. His classes were some of my favorite at Holy Cross and I always enjoyed seeing him at sporting events. RIP Fr. Kuzniewski.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Dec 21, 2016 14:27:48 GMT -5
As you may have heard, our beloved Fr. Tony Kuzniewski, S.J., died peacefully Monday night at Campion Health Center in Weston, Mass. after a battle with cancer. Fr. Kuzniewski meant a great deal to so many of you and we are grateful to God for his commitment to the Holy Cross community as a Jesuit, a faculty member and a chaplain.
His obituary has been posted on our College website, along with a request that you share your own remembrances in celebration of his life and recognition of the generations of students, colleagues and community members whom he touched in his 37 years at the College.
Both a wake and funeral will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel on Monday, Dec. 26. The wake will begin at 1 p.m. with funeral mass immediately following at 2 p.m. A brief graveside service and burial will take place in the Jesuit cemetery on campus following the funeral mass. A celebration of Fr. Kuzniewski’s life is being planned for the spring semester when faculty and students return to campus.
Please keep Fr. Kuzniewski’s family and the members of the Jesuit Community in your thoughts and prayers.
Service for Fr. K was very well done. HC Athletics was well represented, by administrators, coaches, and athletes, and Fr. Burroughs delivered a wonderful homily. May his spirit continue to guide the Holy Cross community.
As an FYI for anyone wondering about the lack of the "Fr. K" patch on the basketball uniforms, a reliable source told me at the game that they are in the process of making slightly smaller patches but they were supposed to have been on the uniforms for tonight's game. Expect them back on the unis shortly.
Before attending the official opening ceremony for the Luth Athletic Complex, I made my somewhat usual trip to the Jesuit cemetery on campus to say some prayers for the Jesuits who taught and guided us. I only met Fr. K a few times and I know he was a great influence on many Holy Cross students, especially our student-athletes.
For those who live too far to get to campus, here is Fr. K's resting place. He would have been so excited today with the LAC and such a gorgeous day weather-wise.
Fr. K was the long-time chaplain to the football and basketball teams. I believe, Rev. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., (Fairfield '04) " Fr. Mac" (now back to Fairfield as campus chaplain) took his place at some point.
I noticed awhile back but didn't think to post anything here that it does not appear that any teams have a Jesuit chaplain.
Anyone have any insights on this? I know Bob Chesney is Catholic (at least his kids are) but pretty sure Brett Nelson is not. I know the number of Jesuits is dwindling but as a Jesuit school, shouldn't each team have a chaplain? I know there are now 11 Jesuits and most are almost old enough to be my father but how about Tim O'Brien '06? Or even Jim Hayes '72?