The Lord called Father H. Tim Vakoc, US Army Major, to himself on June 20th.
Father Tim was a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and some have said that he was the first US priest killed as a part of the war. He was 17 years ordained a priest, living the last 5 years of his priestly witness recovering from injuries sustained in Iraq. Those injuries were suffered on his 12th anniversary of ordination. Among Father’s awards he was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Father Tim was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 31 years.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for Father Vokac, for the his family, friends, caregivers and the US Army.
Well done good and faithful servant.