Eternal God and Father,

we praise you that you have made people

to share life together

and to reflect your glory in the world.

We thank you now for Bishop Joseph McFadden

for all that we saw of your goodness and love in his life

as the shepherd of your flock in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

and for all that he has meant to each one of us.

As we too journey towards death

may we do so in the company of Jesus,

who came to share our life

that we might share the life of eternity.

To him be glory with you and the Holy Spirit

for ever and ever.

May Bishop McFadden receive the rewards of his labors

for you as he had served our diocese so well.