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Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2019, 06:49:20 PM »
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  • 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;

    So, does this mean that you guarantee full reimbursement of donated funds as soon as "the Estate" takes control of and has access to the funds in the account?    
    "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 #16 on: May 03, 2019, 09:13:06 PM »
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  • https://www.meyersfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Fr-Joseph-Francis-Collins?obId=4367670#/celebrationWall


    Glenmont - It is with heavy and hope filled hearts that we announce the passing of Father Joseph Francis Collins, age 66, from this veil of tears just before noon on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Father Collins served as Priest for St. Michael’s Traditional Catholic Chapel in Glenmont, New York and died peacefully in the Chapel’s Rectory. 
    Father had received a recent cancer diagnosis and was under the care of Community Hospice along with a brother priest and beloved parishioners. His final hour came quickly, but he was well prepared. His brother priest gave him final absolution, and recited the prayers for the dying. Father also received Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing shortly after the seriousness of his illness became evident. He also received Holy Communion as Viaticum on a daily basis, including on his final day. Over the last three weeks, he had a resurgence of energy that allowed him to receive many visitors, and to make or receive a number of phone calls. Father Collins is survived by his Mother, Edith E. Koptick Collins of Virginia, and five brothers; William O. Collins Jr., Thomas R. Collins, Gerard M. Collins, Christopher P. Collins, and Kevin P. Collins; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, William O. Collins. Father Collins was born on October 6th, 1952 in Jamaica, New York to William O. Collins and Edith E. Koptick Collins. He graduated from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia and then attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He developed a calling to the priesthood and entered priestly formation in Econe Switzerland, receiving his Diaconate on December 24, 1979 and his Ordination to the Priesthood on June 27th, 1980; both by Archbishop Marcellus Lefebvre of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X. Father Collins served as Priest and Headmaster of St. Mary’s Academy in St. Mary’s Kansas from 1980 to 1982. He served as Priest at St. Pius V Chapel in Oyster Bay, New York and Principal at St. Pius V School in Wantagh, New York from 1983 to 1988. Father served as Priest in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jacksonville, Florida from 1989 to 1999 and then as Priest at St. Michael’s Chapel in Glenmont, New York and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel /Sacred Heart Chapel in Hudson, New York from 1999 until his March, 2019 cancer diagnosis left him unable to further perform his Priestly duties. A Requeim Mass will be held Wednesday, May 8th, 11:00 am at St. Michael's Chapel, 507 Rt. 9W, Glenmont, NY.  Friends may call at the church, Tuesday, 5-9:00 pm. 
    Father Collins requested donations in his name could be made to Bishop Daniel Dolan / St. Gertrude the Great Chapel 4900 Rialto Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069 http://www.sgg.org/




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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #17 on: May 04, 2019, 09:20:45 AM »
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    Glenmont - It is with heavy and hope filled hearts that we announce the passing of Father Joseph Francis Collins, age 66, from this veil of tears just before noon on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Father Collins served as Priest for St. Michael’s Traditional Catholic Chapel in Glenmont, New York and died peacefully in the Chapel’s Rectory.
    Father had received a recent cancer diagnosis and was under the care of Community Hospice along with a brother priest and beloved parishioners. His final hour came quickly, but he was well prepared. His brother priest gave him final absolution, and recited the prayers for the dying. Father also received Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing shortly after the seriousness of his illness became evident. He also received Holy Communion as Viaticum on a daily basis, including on his final day. Over the last three weeks, he had a resurgence of energy that allowed him to receive many visitors, and to make or receive a number of phone calls. Father Collins is survived by his Mother, Edith E. Koptick Collins of Virginia, and five brothers; William O. Collins Jr., Thomas R. Collins, Gerard M. Collins, Christopher P. Collins, and Kevin P. Collins; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, William O. Collins. Father Collins was born on October 6th, 1952 in Jamaica, New York to William O. Collins and Edith E. Koptick Collins. He graduated from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia and then attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He developed a calling to the priesthood and entered priestly formation in Econe Switzerland, receiving his Diaconate on December 24, 1979 and his Ordination to the Priesthood on June 27th, 1980; both by Archbishop Marcellus Lefebvre of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X. Father Collins served as Priest and Headmaster of St. Mary’s Academy in St. Mary’s Kansas from 1980 to 1982. He served as Priest at St. Pius V Chapel in Oyster Bay, New York and Principal at St. Pius V School in Wantagh, New York from 1983 to 1988. Father served as Priest in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jacksonville, Florida from 1989 to 1999 and then as Priest at St. Michael’s Chapel in Glenmont, New York and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel /Sacred Heart Chapel in Hudson, New York from 1999 until his March, 2019 cancer diagnosis left him unable to further perform his Priestly duties. A Requeim Mass will be held Wednesday, May 8th, 11:00 am at St. Michael's Chapel, 507 Rt. 9W, Glenmont, NY.  Friends may call at the church, Tuesday, 5-9:00 pm.
    Father Collins requested donations in his name could be made to Bishop Daniel Dolan / St. Gertrude the Great Chapel 4900 Rialto Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069 http://www.sgg.org/

    "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 #18 on: May 04, 2019, 10:49:13 AM »
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  • Interesting that earlier today I saw the funeral home website with the request for donations to be sent to Bishop Dolan.  I just saw the website again and that request has disappeared.

    Something is not right.  

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #19 on: May 04, 2019, 11:07:51 AM »
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  • Interesting that earlier today I saw the funeral home website with the request for donations to be sent to Bishop Dolan.  I just saw the website again and that request has disappeared.

    Something is not right.  

    It is possible it was posted by an unauthorized person who has no knowledge of the Will. Just as they dropped the initial funeral arrangements. My guess.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #20 on: May 04, 2019, 11:17:32 AM »
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  • What is wrong with $$ for Masses to be said for Fr. Collins, RIP

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #21 on: May 04, 2019, 11:27:56 AM »
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  • What is wrong with $$ for Masses to be said for Fr. Collins, RIP

    I, and TKGS were referring to the last statement on the obituary (in bold).


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    Glenmont - It is with heavy and hope filled hearts that we announce the passing of Father Joseph Francis Collins, age 66, from this veil of tears just before noon on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Father Collins served as Priest for St. Michael’s Traditional Catholic Chapel in Glenmont, New York and died peacefully in the Chapel’s Rectory.
    Father had received a recent cancer diagnosis and was under the care of Community Hospice along with a brother priest and beloved parishioners. His final hour came quickly, but he was well prepared. His brother priest gave him final absolution, and recited the prayers for the dying. Father also received Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing shortly after the seriousness of his illness became evident. He also received Holy Communion as Viaticum on a daily basis, including on his final day. Over the last three weeks, he had a resurgence of energy that allowed him to receive many visitors, and to make or receive a number of phone calls. Father Collins is survived by his Mother, Edith E. Koptick Collins of Virginia, and five brothers; William O. Collins Jr., Thomas R. Collins, Gerard M. Collins, Christopher P. Collins, and Kevin P. Collins; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, William O. Collins. Father Collins was born on October 6th, 1952 in Jamaica, New York to William O. Collins and Edith E. Koptick Collins. He graduated from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia and then attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He developed a calling to the priesthood and entered priestly formation in Econe Switzerland, receiving his Diaconate on December 24, 1979 and his Ordination to the Priesthood on June 27th, 1980; both by Archbishop Marcellus Lefebvre of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X. Father Collins served as Priest and Headmaster of St. Mary’s Academy in St. Mary’s Kansas from 1980 to 1982. He served as Priest at St. Pius V Chapel in Oyster Bay, New York and Principal at St. Pius V School in Wantagh, New York from 1983 to 1988. Father served as Priest in St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jacksonville, Florida from 1989 to 1999 and then as Priest at St. Michael’s Chapel in Glenmont, New York and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel /Sacred Heart Chapel in Hudson, New York from 1999 until his March, 2019 cancer diagnosis left him unable to further perform his Priestly duties. A Requeim Mass will be held Wednesday, May 8th, 11:00 am at St. Michael's Chapel, 507 Rt. 9W, Glenmont, NY.  Friends may call at the church, Tuesday, 5-9:00 pm.
    Father Collins requested donations in his name could be made to Bishop Daniel Dolan / St. Gertrude the Great Chapel 4900 Rialto Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069 http://www.sgg.org/

    The love of God be your motivation, the will of God your guiding principle, the glory of God your goal.
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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #22 on: May 04, 2019, 04:13:22 PM »
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  • If anyone wishes to have a mass said for the repose of Father Collins’ soul, I suggest using the following link:

    https://sggresources.org/products/request-mass-intentions

    This link is to Saint Gertrude the Great Church under the care of Bishop Dolan.


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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #23 on: May 04, 2019, 04:19:47 PM »
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  • From the bulletin of St Gertrude the Great:

    The sorrow of the death of Fr. Collins, a true priest and former confrere, one of “the nine,” was compounded with confusion and scandal when the lay executor cancelled the agreed upon funeral plans at the last minute. Tickets had been purchased, mourners had begun their travel. Fr. Collins had agreed to the original arrangements, and left money for all the funeral expenses. Now Catholics are being asked to donate for this cause under false pretenses. All very unfortunate. Sometimes funerals bring out the worst in people. We hope to have a Solemn Mass for the repose of Father’s soul at a later date. 
    "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 #24 on: May 04, 2019, 07:48:43 PM »
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  • From the bulletin of St Gertrude the Great:

    The sorrow of the death of Fr. Collins, a true priest and former confrere, one of “the nine,” was compounded with confusion and scandal when the lay executor cancelled the agreed upon funeral plans at the last minute. Tickets had been purchased, mourners had begun their travel. Fr. Collins had agreed to the original arrangements, and left money for all the funeral expenses. Now Catholics are being asked to donate for this cause under false pretenses. All very unfortunate. Sometimes funerals bring out the worst in people. We hope to have a Solemn Mass for the repose of Father’s soul at a later date.

    The following was posted on another thread. It's a reply from the executor, CDR John Sharpe, USN, (who spent the last 96 hours of Fr.'s life non stop caring for him) to Fr. Cekada. If someone is guilty of causing "confusion and scandal", would be the very accusers who acted contrary to Fr. Collins Last Will and Testament initiating plans they were not authorized to do.

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    Dear Fr. Cekada: This is CDR John Sharpe, USN, the Executor of Fr. Collins's Estate - as you correctly note. (I write from my wife's account with her permission.) Despite my personal distaste for social media, I feel obliged to point out that your post is factually inaccurate and defamatory, as the text of Fr. Collins's Last Will and Testament will confirm. I respectfully request and demand that you remove it from public view and/or circulation immediately. (I also note for your benefit that it is likely actionable in my home state of Maryland under the latter's long-arm jurisdiction statute.) Those of your followers or readers (or whatever they are called) who are interested in the facts may contact me directly via cell phone at 757 332 2074 or email at john.sharpe@charter.net. Additionally, anyone interested in simply attending Fr. Collins's funeral to pray for the repose of his soul and celebrate his tremendous, one-of-a-kind legacy, are encouraged and absolutely welcome to do so (on the evening of May 7 and the morning of May 8 in Glenmont, NY), putting aside the questions of who officiates at the ceremonies and the date they are conducted. (Incidentally, and finally, you may be interested to know that email transcripts and records of text messages, telephone calls, and voicemails will confirm my attempts on this past Saturday (less than 6 hours after Fr.'s entrance into immortality), Sunday, and Monday to contact Bishop Dolan directly - who personally provided me with his direct email address for that purpose - in order to coordinate and collaborate with him - rather than exclude him, his enterprise, or you - with regard to details of the funeral rites. Your defamatory social media post was, as it happens, the only reply I received in response to my otherwise unsuccessful communications attempts.) Yours most sincerely in Our Lord and His Holy Mother. --Feast of St. Catherine of Siena.

    And this previous post:


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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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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #25 on: May 04, 2019, 08:16:45 PM »
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  • I'm confused as to why such extensive efforts ( texts , emails, etc) were made to include Bishop Dolan when certain parties are alleging that Fr Collins did not request his involvement.

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    "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 #26 on: May 04, 2019, 08:36:26 PM »
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  • Why all the cloak-and-dagger nonsense?  When/where is Father Collins' funeral and which bishop(s) and/or priest(s) will be officiating?

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #27 on: May 04, 2019, 08:39:12 PM »
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  • Father Cekada would never issue a defamatory statement.   :laugh1:

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #28 on: May 04, 2019, 08:46:46 PM »
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    was compounded with confusion and scandal when the lay executor cancelled the agreed upon funeral plans at the last minute. 
    The executor has to follow the specifics of the will, by law.  If he doesn't, he can be fined.  Sounds like what Fr Collins' put in his will was different than what he told +Dolan and +Cekada.  That's the only logical explanation.

    For example:  if the will said that the funeral mass was to be held 3 days after the death vs 2 days that Dolan/Cekada had thought.  That kind of thing can cause all kinds of travel issues, and logistical problems.  The issue has to be something like this.

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    Re: Fr. Joseph Collins Funeral Announcement
    « Reply #29 on: May 05, 2019, 06:16:33 AM »
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  • I'm confused as to why such extensive efforts ( texts , emails, etc) were made to include Bishop Dolan when certain parties are alleging that Fr Collins did not request his involvement.

    :confused:
    Also  :confused:

     

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