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Funeral arrangements set for Bishop Gossman


RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- The Diocese of Raleigh announced funeral details for Bishop Emeritus Joseph Gossman, who passed away Monday at 83.

Sunday, Aug. 18

7:00 p.m.
Solemn Vespers with Reception of the Body
Sacred Heart Cathedral, 200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC

8:00 p.m.
Public Viewing

10:00 p.m.
Office for the Dead - Night Prayer

Monday, Aug. 19

8:00 a.m.
Office for the Dead - Morning Prayer, Viewing throughout the day

10:00 a.m.
Recitation of the Rosary, Viewing throughout the day

12:10 p.m.
Mass, Viewing throughout the day

2:00 p.m.
Recitation of the Rosary, Viewing throughout the day

6:00 p.m.
Office for the Dead - Evening Prayer, Viewing throughout the evening

10:00 p.m.
Office for the Dead - Night Prayer

Tuesday, Aug. 20

11:00 a.m.
Funeral Mass
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC

2:00 p.m.
Rite of Committal and Burial
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Cemetery 211 Irwin Drive, Newton Grove

Bishop Gossman, the fourth Bishop of the Raleigh diocese, served as Bishop of Raleigh from 1975 until 2006.

During his episcopacy, Bishop Gossman spoke out on issues from the plight of the poor, to care and concern of the immigrant, to strong opposition to capital punishment.

Bishop Gossman played a leading role in the creation of the North Carolina Lutheran-Roman Catholic Covenant that was signed in 1991 by the Dioceses of Raleigh and Charlotte and the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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