It was standing room only as hundreds of friends, relatives, parishioners, clergy and students gathered at Christ the King Parish, North Rocks for the Funeral Mass of Fr Eric Burton on Tuesday 18 September.
Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, was the principal celebrant for the Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Fr Eric Burton.
“We were all privileged to have met and known a man of humble and generous heart and a great, generous spirit of service,” Bishop Vincent said welcoming everyone gathered.
“His pastoral and spiritual care of the people was particularly felt here, at Christ the King, North Rocks.
“The presence of so many people here this morning is a testament to that service, that generosity of the heart.”
Concelebrating was Most Rev Bede Heather, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Parramatta, Most Rev Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney and clergy from the Diocese of Parramatta and other Dioceses.
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