Father Tim Vakoc Passes Away

On 20 June 2009, Fr. Tim Vakoc passed away.  Fr. Tim was gravely injured by an IED while serving in Iraq in 2004.

Fr. Tim was our pastor during a large part of our time in Heidelberg, Germany.

He taught our sons “See-Food” at our dinner table (they just loved it!)

He and Chief used to have discussions on theology, the Mass and more.  They were always friendly, always loving and always animated!😀

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Tim and for the comfort of his family and friends.

Fr. Tim, field Mass

Fr. Tim, field Mass

Fr. Tim on a helicopter

Fr. Tim receiving the Combat Action Badge, presented by MSG McFadden and CPL Copas

Fr. Tim receiving the Combat Action Badge, presented by MSG McFadden and CPL Copas

While stationed in Bosnia, Father Vakoc told his sister,
“The safest place for me to be
is in the center of God’s will,
and if that is in the line of fire,
that is where I will be.”

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Memorial Plaque outside of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Mosul

Memorial Plaque outside of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Mosul

May his soul,
and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.

Good bye, Father Tim.  Pray for us.

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Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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2 Responses to Father Tim Vakoc Passes Away

  1. ukok says:

    I’ve been reading about Fr. Tim Vakoc over the last few days and have prayed for the repose of his soul. Thanks for sharing that you knew him personally. It is all too easy to just shoot up a quick prayer on someone’s behalf and not really connect and appreciate the person for who they were and what they did. May he rest in peace.

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