Monday, December 15, 2008
Passing of Fr. Leo Chang 张神父的离开
Last few days, before I went to bed, I prayed no phone call in the middle of the night.
The anticipated phone call came this morning at 1020 am.
"Simon, Father Leo has breathed his last..." It was from Jude. Father Leo Chang passed away peacefully a few minutes before Jude's arrival. He breathed his last while Cecilia and Jennifer (a young girl very close to Father) were praying the Rosary besides him.
His body was brought back to the Church of the Holy Family and lay-in-state inside the church. More than one thousand parishioners attended the Eucharistic celebration tonight at 8:00 pm for the repose of Fr. Leo Chang. The church will open 24 hours for people to pay respect or to pray.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 17-12-08 at 10:30 am thence the burial at the Kajang Catholic Cemetery.
No more suffering, no more pain, no breathing through the mouth is necessary, not even through the nose. He was called back to his Father's house to enjoy the eternal Glory.
" I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, with the Lord, the righteous Judge....." (2 Tim 4:7)
“西满，神父停止呼吸了。。”那是教友Jude 打来的。张学礼神父在他还没抵达之前的几分钟，安静的被主召叫回天乡了，当时Cecilia 和 Jennifer 正在神父床边诵念玫瑰经。