Please pray for the repose of the soul of my old friend Bp. Paul Sirba of Duluth. I’ve known him since the early 80’s and we were fellow parishioners at St. Agnes in St. Paul. Paul was the Assistant Priest at my 1st Solemn Mass.
Bp. Sirba died this morning of a heart attack. At the hospital he received Last Rites.
He was 59 years old.
Paul was prayerful and gracious and a real gentlemen, a priests’ priest. I have it on good authority that he was an exceptional confessor and spiritual director as a priest. And he played a heck of a good game of ping pong.
Among the siblings he leaves behind is Fr. Joseph Sirba, also of the Diocese of Duluth. There are many nieces and nephews and his mother is still alive. Prayers for them.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.