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Location: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker Street, Springfield, MA
Mass Celebrant & Homilist: Rev. Joseph M. Soranno; Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Parish, Wilbraham – Home pastor & parish of the Ambrose family Presiding: Most Rev. Timothy A. McDonnell, Bishop of Springfield Priests expected in attendance (additional may attend): Bishop Joseph Maguire, Retied Bishop of Springfield Rev. Msgr. Christopher Connelly, Vicar General of the Diocese of Springfield & Rector of St. Michael’s Cathedral Rev. Mark Glover, Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish Rev. John Sheaffer, Springfield Police Chaplain & Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Lee Rev. Gary Dailey, Springfield Fire Chaplain & Director of Newman Ctr at UMass, Amherst Rev. Mark Stelzer, Faculty at the College of Our Lady of the Elms Rev. Francis Reilly, pastor of St. Mary Longmeadow Rev. Tomasz Gorny, Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity Greenfield & Greenfield Fire Chaplain Rev. Lionel Bonneville, Retired Priest of the Diocese of Springfield Rev. William Tourigny, Pastor of St. Rose de Lima, Chicopee Deacons: Deacon Jack Antaya, Master of Ceremonies (St. Catherine Parish) Deacon Joseph Garde, Deacon of the Altar (St. Catherine Parish) Deacon James Ziemba, Deacon of the Word (St. Cecelia’s Parish) Readers: Maura Cyr, Niece (1st Reading- Ecclesiastes Chap. 3) Julie Ciolino, niece (2nd Reading- St. Paul Letter to Romans Chap. 5) (pronounced Su-laa-no) Deacon James Ziemba (Gospel- John 15:9-12)
Gift Bearers: Salvatore Ciolino / Stephen Ciolino / Michael Ciolino --- Grand Nephews Music: Steve Moser, Organist Loretta Gumlaw, Cantor Angie Florian, Singer Reflections after Communion/ before the final Dismissal: Missy Cyr (will read a poem)- Sister-in-law William Fitchett, Springfield Police Commissioner Ray Muise, former partner, Retired Springfield PD Songs “Be Not Afraid” – Entrance/Processional Psalm 23 - Responsorial Psalm (between 1st & 2nd Reading) “In the Garden” – Offertory Procession “Eagles Wings” & “Shepherd Me O God” – Communion “Song of the Angels” – Final Prayers over the Body “Recessional” Celtic song from a tape source Production Notes: Funeral Procession will drive up parker Street and past the Church, entering from farthest entrance, then driving back to the plaza at the front of Church where opening rites will take place. At the conclusion, Bishop McDonnell will offer the Final Commendation and Farewell and process with the casket the front of the Church for placement back into the hearse for the procession to the cemetery. The actual procession to the cemetery will be slightly delayed so that those from the Church including clergy can get to their cars for the procession.