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Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:00:58 PM »
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are temporarily accepting donations for (remaining) medical and funeral expenses for Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Collins, our beloved friend and unofficial chaplain. Contributions received will be earmarked especially for travel and Mass expenses for clergy, ceremonial furnishings and sundries, and a modest reception – to the extent possible – for the faithful coming from near and far in honor of Father. Wake and Vespers (tentative) to take place Tuesday afternoon/evening, May 7, 2019, at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Glenmont, NY, followed on May 8 (same location) by an early Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (tentative), with Matins/Lauds of the Dead and the Requiem Mass and Burial Office following. Times and further details forthcoming.
    A block of rooms for those coming from out of town has been reserved for May 7-9, 2019, at the Comfort Inn, 37 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077. Please mention the “Fr. Collins funeral” in order to receive the “group” rate of $114 per night. (Anyone who vitally needs financial assistance with lodging or travel costs should let us know at the email address indicated below.) A small reception is planned for the afternoon of May 8 at the Appleby’s nearby, just a ways north on Route 9W. Finances permitting, refreshments and snacks will be complimentary.
    NOTE: Contributions may be made on Fr.’s behalf using the “make a donation” button below, but PLEASE BE SURE to write “Fr. Collins funeral” in the note when making a contribution so that the funds can be properly set aside. Alternatively, donations may be made via PayPal directly to isoc.com@charter.net – but PLEASE note “Fr. Collins funeral” in conjunction with any contribution.
    Those wishing to contribute by check should semd checks payable to “ISOC” to P.O. Box 87, Glenelg, MD 21737 – and, as with electronic contributions, PLEASE note “Fr. Collins Funeral” in conjunction with any donation.
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    The “In the Spirit of Chartres” Committee was set up as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation in January of 1998 before the first ISOC pilgrimage.  Because it takes funds to manage any organization, ISOC, has through the years, held all kinds of fund-raisers: bake sales, garage sales, Christmas boutiques, and of course, mail solicitations, etc.  And we continue to ask for donations because without them, we cannot operate and continue our activities.
    So with that in mind, we ask you to help us maintain and continue all the activities ISOC participates in, but most especially now in the maintenance of this new website and the ever increasing costs of hard and software.
    If you can help, please feel free to send whatever you can to ISOC at P.O. Box 87, Glenelg, MD 21737.  Please make check or money order payable to ISOC.  Or donate through PayPal.  Our account name is isoc.com@charter.net.
    And please accept our sincerest thanks for your help.
    In the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts.
    The love of God be your motivation, the will of God your guiding principle, the glory of God your goal.
    (St. Clement Mary Hofbauer)

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 04:57:06 AM »
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  • Another option would be to donate directly to St Michael's Chapel in Glenmont, NY:

    St Michael's Chapel
    507 Route 9W
    Glenmont, NY 12077
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17


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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 05:00:42 AM »
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  • Another option would be to donate directly to St Michael's Chapel in Glenmont, NY:

    St Michael's Chapel
    507 Route 9W
    Glenmont, NY 12077
    That seems like a very good option.

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:46 PM »
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  • Interesting that the clergy to actually offer Father Collins' Requiem Mass is still not named.

    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 05:18:50 AM »
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  • Interesting that the clergy to actually offer Father Collins' Requiem Mass is still not named.
    I feel bad over this, as Father was a very close friend of mine, but I’m not changing my plans again to attend next week. Things are not set in stone (many things are “tentative”) and I’m not certain that there won’t be anymore changes. I’ve had masses offered for the repose of his soul and I will continue to pray for him.


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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 09:39:10 AM »
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    Interesting that the clergy to actually offer Father Collins' Requiem Mass is still not named.
    :laugh1: What do you expect - a news conference?

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 03:05:34 PM »
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  • I feel bad over this, as Father was a very close friend of mine, but I’m not changing my plans again to attend next week. Things are not set in stone (many things are “tentative”) and I’m not certain that there won’t be anymore changes. I’ve had masses offered for the repose of his soul and I will continue to pray for him.
    Haven't decided yet, but ...at this point...I would be surprised if there weren't anymore changes.  
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 04:22:59 PM »
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  • Haven't decided yet, but ...at this point...I would be surprised if there weren't anymore changes.  
    I know how much you cared for him and he knew it too, so don’t feel badly if you decide not to make it.


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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 06:51:44 PM »
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  • That seems like a very good option.
    I’m seriously confused.  Donations from the public are being requested??  I was forwarded a copy of an email that is making the rounds saying that Father Collins left sufficient funds to take care of remaining medical bills and funeral expenses!  I will not be donating and would very strongly caution anyone else who is considering it.  

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 07:30:13 PM »
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  • I’m seriously confused.  Donations from the public are being requested??  I was forwarded a copy of an email that is making the rounds saying that Father Collins left sufficient funds to take care of remaining medical bills and funeral expenses!  I will not be donating and would very strongly caution anyone else who is considering it.  

    I don't know about the medical/funeral expenses.  However, there are travel arrangements (plane flights, etc.) to be made for priests/bishop.  Then there's housing them, feeding them, stipends, etc.

    The funds left by Fr. Collins may not be available/earmarked for such "extras".

    At the end of the day, it's not just a matter of paying the hospital and the funeral home.

    Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. - Nicene Creed

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #10 on: May 02, 2019, 07:30:47 PM »
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  • I’m seriously confused.  Donations from the public are being requested??  I was forwarded a copy of an email that is making the rounds saying that Father Collins left sufficient funds to take care of remaining medical bills and funeral expenses!  I will not be donating and would very strongly caution anyone else who is considering it.  
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #11 on: May 02, 2019, 07:36:53 PM »
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  • I don't know about the medical/funeral expenses.  However, there are travel arrangements (plane flights, etc.) to be made for priests/bishop.  Then there's housing them, feeding them, stipends, etc.

    The funds left by Fr. Collins may not be available/earmarked for such "extras".

    At the end of the day, it's not just a matter of paying the hospital and the funeral home.
    I think you need to re-read the text ofJudith Sharpe's request in the OP. 
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 07:42:47 PM »
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  • I think you need to re-read the text ofJudith Sharpe's request in the OP.

    I did.  I haven't seen the email Colossians323 refers to, nor do I know who sent it.  

    As we have seen from other emails "making the rounds" (e.g., Fr. Cekada), not everything that arrives in one's inbox paints an accurate picture.

    I know the Sharpes personally, Judith and John in particular, and they would never deceive people or ask for contributions like this if Father had taken care of everything.
    Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. - Nicene Creed

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 07:56:04 PM »
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  • I did.  I haven't seen the email Colossians323 refers to, nor do I know who sent it.  

    As we have seen from other emails "making the rounds" (e.g., Fr. Cekada), not everything that arrives in one's inbox paints an accurate picture.

    I know the Sharps personally, Judith and John in particular, and they would never deceive people or ask for contributions like this if Father had taken care of everything.
    And we all know that not everything posted at Cathinfo paints an accurate picture.
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #14 on: May 03, 2019, 01:36:56 PM »
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    STATEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF FR. JOSEPH F. COLLINS: “Based in part on consultation with intimate friends and family of Fr. Collins, his Estate has authorized the establishment of a means to accept donations to assist the Estate with expenses for his funeral and remaining medical bills. Solely as a matter of convenience and given the pressure of time, the donations will be accepted by a small Catholic organization (see http://isoc.ws) that Fr. Collins supported as chaplain and advisor over the last years of his earthly life. (In consequence, and quite obviously, the donations are for Fr.’s Estate expenses and not for the organization. [Take note of tax consequences accordingly.] An accounting of income and expenses will be made at the appropriate time after receipts and Estate debts are tallied.) While contributions will be gratefully received, the Estate does not in any way wish to impede contributions that may be made to priests and religious organizations around the world for Masses to be said for the repose of Fr. Collins’s soul. We also acknowledge the regrettable circulation (apparently by individuals close to Fr. and unconcerned with his privacy or of the legal implications of circulating inaccurate and potentially defamatory information) of rumors to the effect that the Estate came into possession of a very large sum of money upon Fr.’s departure from this life. Without conceding any limitations upon the legal authority vested by common and positive law in Fr.’s Estate, we finally note, for the sake of transparency and the assurance of potential contributors and other interested parties, that 1) the Estate does not control the account holding the aforementioned sum (the exact value of which is presently unknown), which is both legally and practically inaccessible to the Estate; 2) the Estate is willing to receive contributions merely to offset (and reimburse in a timely way) funeral costs and other Estate debts that include, most importantly, the travel expenses (and stipends, as applicable) of clergy, singers, and impoverished laity who wish to attend the services but who would otherwise be impeded financially from doing so; 3) the key surviving family members expressly endorsed this course of action for the opportunity it would provide for individuals who knew and loved Fr. to show their appreciation of his life by the tangible means of financial participation in his obsequies; and 4) this course of action is consistent with Fr.’s final wishes, expressed numerous times and in various ways – a fact as to which at least one person is prepared, if necessary, to offer eye-witness testimony under oath, and which is also confirmed by readily available extrinsic evidence.”

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