Full Text - Homily: Funeral Mass of Fr. Evan Harkins
Patrick and Allyson, Caroline, Adam, John-Paul, and Anna. I want you to briefly look around you. The people here this morning represent just a small fraction of those who were impacted by your son and brother, Father Evan Harkins. It’s a sign of several things: of how much Father Evan was loved by so many; of how many people he reached and helped and fed and healed as a priest of Jesus Christ in his service; it’s a sign of how much we all want to be with you in this time of loss; and it’s a sign of how much we want to be close to Jesus together as we say goodbye to Evan and surrender Him to the Father, who is kind and merciful, and who, as we heard in the Gospel, has prepared a place for Father Evan and everyone in the Family of God.