Monday, June 5, 2017

Fr. Michael Guglielmelli (1936-2017)

Fr. Michael Guglielmelli ("Father Mike") and his sister Dora were tragically killed in a car accident last night in Freehold, NJ. His other sister and niece were also injured and in need of everyone's prayers as they are still in the hospital. 
It is very difficult to put into words what Fr. Mike meant to not only his parish of St. Francis but what he meant to those who knew him and came into contact with him. An old fashioned parish priest- Fr. Mike was from the neighborhood and was a vital and vibrant member of the community for his entire life. His homilies were living parables-- he would combine personal stories with Italian phrases, insights, and spiritual meaning. He was loved and he will be missed.

Statement from St. Francis Church:

It is with deep regret that the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Hoboken, announces the passing of our beloved former Pastor, Fr Michael Guglielmelli. Fr Michael served our parish and the city of Hoboken with love and compassion. He taught us the meaning of caring for those who are less fortunate and how to care for one another in the true spirit of St Francis. At this time, we ask for your prayers for Fr Michael and his family. For those who wish, the Church will be open until 9 p.m. this evening for anyone desiring to stop and offer a prayer.
All services for

Rev. Michael V. Guglielmelli
Miss. Dolores Guglielmelli

will take place at

St. Francis Church
3rd & Jefferson Street
Hoboken NJ 07030

Wednesday June, 14th 1 pm to 9 pm

Wednesday June 14th 7 pm

Thursday June 15th 11 am

Fr. Mike recently celebrated his 47th year as a priest (May 30, 2017).