04 February 2016

Fr. James Rodis, Requiescat in Pace

I wanted to post news of this as soon as possible, so check back here later for a link to an official obituary or biography.   (Funeral and visitation details here)

Fr. James Rodis passed away this morning, February 4, 2016, the Feast of St. Andrew Corsini.  Those St. Louisans attached to the traditional Mass will know him as the Pastor of St. Agatha Parish until 2005.  He performed much good service to the traditional Catholic community and was the clerical force behind the regular celebration of the TLM here from 1984 until other traditional Mass communities began to arrive in St. Louis in 2005.  Even after this, Fr. Rodis continued until his last illness to celebrate the Mass at Little Flower Parish.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua
luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.


Susan said...

It's a sad day for traditional Catholics in Saint Louis. God rest Fr. Rodis, he's certainly earned it after all his years "in the trenches" serving Holy Mother Church and the Faithful of the area.

Anonymous said...

I attended some of those Masses at Little Flower and took confession from him as well. Everything was clearly a great, exhausting effort and I often thought how heroic it was of him to continue to do it. May he rest in peace.


Long-Skirts said...

May perpetual Light shine upon him!!

Miriam Meyer said...

Fr. Rodis was a warrior..he fought the good fight for us all and we are very greatful to have had him to have offered the Latin Mass all these years. May his eternal reward in Heaven be great...rest in peace dear Father Rodis!

Christophe said...

Fitting that Fr. Rodis passed away on the eve of the Feast of St. Agatha.

Unknown said...

Fr Rodis and I had our, shall we say, issues over the years but I loved him. He was a good and faithful priest. May he +rest in peace.