“As I make a Lenten pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, I carry with me a heavy heart over the news of the tragic deaths of Lucinda Seago and four of her children in last weekend’s house fire in Warwick. At a devastating time like this, all we can do is seek some comfort from our loving God who is always present to us, especially during such deeply sad and difficult moments.
To Lucinda’s husband Scott and their surviving child, I offer my heartfelt sympathy and fervent prayers. I extend those condolences to Fr. Sean O’Mannion and the parish family at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Turners Falls, who mourn the passing of these members of their faith community.
I know Fr. Sean and the community there will walk with Scott and his child, not just in the coming days, but in the many challenging weeks, months and years which lie ahead.
I will offer a Mass in repose of the souls of the Seago family during my pilgrimage here in the Holy Land as well as offer special prayers as I visit the sacred sites where Christ’s own passion and death unfolded. For it is through Christ’s own death on the Cross that this beautiful family and all our faithful departed now share in the promise of his resurrection.”
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski
March 7, 2017