On Saturday, I had the high honor of attending a Memorial Mass for Eric Werts at Holy Family Church in San Jose, CA. It turns out that Eric served in that parish for several years and, having left the priesthood, it was where, at a New Year’s Dance, he met and fell instantly in love with Ruth who was to be his wife for the next twenty six years.
Ruth was joined at the Memorial Mass by her daughter Robin, son-in-law Mike and a church-full of family and friends.
There was much sorrow and many tears, but there was also joy and laughter. It was all as it should be.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.