Yesterday, we gathered at the same church where our friend and mentor, Fr. Don Pantle was baptized, received first communion, was confirmed, said his first mass as a newly ordained priest and this weekend was laid to rest.He touched the lives of thousands of students at the University of Scranton over some 30 years through his unique ministry of food, cards and Eucharist which was brilliant, was Jesuit, and was incarnational.
A few years ago Don asked that I would preach the homily at his funeral and was honored and humbled to have fulfilled my commitment to him. So take a few minutes and listen to why I feel Don made such a difference – and still does – in so many lives.
Click here to listen to the reading of the Gospel – the story of the Road to Emmaus
Click here to listen to the homily for Fr. Don Pantle
Click here to download the transcript of the homily
Click here to download Fr. Don’s recipe for spätzle and doughnuts!