In Memoriam
Requiscat In Pace: Robert I. Burns, S.J.

Father Robert I. Burns, S.J., died peacefully Saturday, November 22, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, after a long decline. He was 87 years old. Born in San Francisco, California, on August 16, 1921, Bob entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos on August 14, 1940. He pronounced final vows on August 15, 1957 at Montmartre. May he rest in peace.

All members of the California Province and those applied to it are to offer or celebrate one first intention Mass and members of the Jesuit Community at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2009 Catalogus USA, pgs. 37-40) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Bob’s soul.

Mass of Christian Burial:

Monday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel
300 College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Committal:

Immediately following Mass of Christian Burial 
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery 
490 Lincoln Street 
Santa Clara, CA 95050

In Christ’s Peace,

John P. McGarry, S.J.
Provincial





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