Our dear brother, Fr Crispin Keating OFM, went to his heavenly reward on 1st February. He was 93 years of age.
Born in Cork, Edward Keating joined the friars in 1951 and received the religious name Crispin; he celebrated his Franciscan Profession of Vows in 1952.
After his ordination to the priesthood in 1958 he served in various ministries within the Irish Province and as a missionary in El Salvador and Chile.
He died in St Lawrence Parish, Tampa, Florida where he had ministered since 1995, beloved of the people.
The Funeral Mass will take place in St Lawrence Church, Tampa on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. [i.e. 4.00 pm Irish Time]
The Mass will be livestreamed on the parish website: https://stlawrence.org/.
May Christ’s faithful servant enter into the joy of his Lord.