Dec 28, 2007

Worldwide Interest in Local Priest

I am amazed at the places from which people have googled the name of "Msgr. Heliodore Mejak" of Holy Family Church in Kansas City, KS to reach a short biography of his life. Msgr. Mejak died just before midnight on Christmas Eve after becoming ill the previous Thursday. The 98-year old priest was the oldest active pastor in the U.S. and likely in the entire world. Here are some of the locations of computers that searched for news about Msgr. Mejak in the past 22 hours:
  1. Tokamaru, New Zealand
  2. Englewood, Colorado
  3. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  4. Wallingford, Connecticut
  5. Lexington, Kentucky
  6. Silver Spring, Maryland
  7. Hermosa Beach, California
  8. Pueblo Nuevo, Chiriqui, Panama
  9. Mansfield, Ohio
  10. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  11. Flower Mound, Texas
  12. Pompano Beach, Florida
These "search from" computer locations are in addition to many local searches for Msgr. Mejak from Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Topeka, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

The body of Msgr. Mejak will be able to be viewed and he can be prayed for in his parish, Holy Family Church, on Sunday afternoon, December 30, from 2 pm to 6 pm, with the rosary to be said at 5:00 pm. The funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 am on Monday, December 31, at the same church. Msgr. Mejak's body will be buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.


Curmudgeon said...

I got one from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

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