May you know that absence is alive with hidden presence, that nothing is ever lost or forgotten
May the absences in your life grow full of eternal echo.
May you sense around you the secret Elsewhere where the presences that have left you dwell.
John O’Donohue; Blessing for Absences; The Book of Blessings
Saturday October 30, 2021
10:30 AM – Rosary at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Vashon, followed by
11:00 AM – Mass of Christian Burial, followed by graveside interment at Vashon Cemetery
Link to Livestream of Phil’s funeral Mass, Saturday, October 30th, 11:00 am, PST.
Pacific Time: 11:00 AM
Mountain Time: 12:00 AM
Central Time: 1:00 PM
Eastern Time: 2:00 PM
Buenos Aires Time: 3:00 PM
UK Time: 7:00 PM
Spain Time: 8:00 PM
Sydney Time: Monday 31stOct 7:00 AM
Auckland Time: Monday 31stOct 9:00 AM
A reception after the funeral mass and interment: I can now officially state that the reception for Phil Volker will be at the Sportsman’s Club pond following the gathering at the cemetery. Please bring a potluck dish of your choice and beverage of choice, though we will have some wine and maybe a keg, and a lot of venison something or other.