Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass for Msgr. Edward Kavanagh on Friday, March 23 at noon in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. Msgr. Kavanagh, pastor emeritus of St. Rose Parish in Sacramento, served as a priest of the diocese for nearly 70 years, serving 58 of those years at St. Rose Parish as assistant pastor and pastor. He died on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at Mercy McMahon Terrace assisted living in Sacramento. He was 93.
Msgr. James Murphy, rector emeritus of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, will be the homilist at the funeral Mass. Following the Mass, there will be a reception at Msgr. Kavanagh Community Center, located at 5905 Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento.