Father John Reynolds, 58, died on Feb. 16 after a long illness. He most recently resided at the Brookdale facility in Shawnee. His last assignment was as sacramental assistant in residence at St. Patrick Parish in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2019.
Father Reynolds was born on June 9, 1962, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas on June 2, 1990.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Father Reynolds at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 at Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa, with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Father Mark Mertes will be the main celebrant and homilist. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann will do the final commendation.
There will also be a prayer service that includes sharing of memories from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, also at Holy Trinity in Lenexa.
A full obituary will be published in the next issue of The Leaven.
John and I spent three weeks traveling through Europe together in January 1990, along with Sr. Carmel McEnroy and a group of seminarians. I couldn’t have asked for a better traveling companion. He was one of the most indiscriminately friendly and gregarious people I have ever known, and certainly one of the kindest. Yesterday I was shocked and saddened to learn about his death. May he Rest In Peace. My life is better for having known him.
He will be missed by many. Father John Reynolds was my husbands nephew.
Will Fr. John Reynolds’ funeral mass be livestreamed?
Hi LuAnn, thanks so much for your comment. It looks like Holy Trinity plans to livestream the visitation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwV9r-nsOVw and the funeral Mass at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0GDghcuCeA. You can go to the parish’s general YouTube page to see the videos they’ve posted and have scheduled for the future: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO1HQS9NqocP8fwMXhM4DA. I hope this helps!