Sunday, December 03, 2006

About Fr. Kevin Fete...

The reason I've posted about this holy man of God, is because I've been praying to him since his death in July when Dr. Ray wrote and told me he'd passed on Sunday,July 23, 2006. In a way, he's who I've called the "patron saint" of RECON. He's who I've prayed to about this apostolate and I know he and St. Therese, a doctor of the Church are quite a team in heaven now!

I began praying to him right away, as I felt such an affinity for him, on Monday, the 24th. That was the day we received the apologetics series Dr. Ray and he made early this year. I found that to be rather uncanny, because I'd not known what he looked like, and here he was...laughing on the back cover of the dvd. That's the first picture I saw of him, a big grin, and how I see him so often now. When I finally was able to watch him and hear him speak, I was in awe. I fell in love with him and his love for Truth and Our Lady touched me. His brilliant mind, gentle way, kind heart, firm and resolute belief and love for Sacred Tradition and Orthodoxy held me captive. I wrote Dr. Ray and told him that I'd love to "sit at his feet" but that I'd not jump in front of a Mack truck to get there just yet. But I can't wait to meet him someday. He was the parish priest at Little Flower parish in Canton, Ohio for 10 years, and as I commented on another site, I know he and St. Therese are both busy "spending their heaven doing good on earth." He and St Therese are my "dynamic duo" who I call on every day to help me, to pray for others, to pray for RECON and all who will come to our meetings to learn and grow in the Faith. I'm so grateful that Dr. Ray made the series with him, and that his memory can live on so vividly through that medium. Please visit Dr. Ray's website and find out how to get these dvd's for yourself and as a gift for others. It's a wonderful tool for evangelization, perhaps for older children, college age who are searching. It's a way that I'd love to share the Faith with others. Dr. Ray plays the "antagonist" nicely, and they both have a special sense of humor that is charming. You can tell they're good friends.

I love to "storm Heaven with Father Kevin." He's the best and he's only changed location. He is still bringing Christ to people and people to Christ. Forever a priest of our Lord. Thank you Fr. K. for being a friend to all and loving everyone you met with the love of God. Thank you for your intercession for RECON and being an inspiration to me walking the lake and praying the rosary the last few months with you has been so special a time. I can't wait until it's warm enough again to walk, pray with and talk to you there again. You're my "go to guy" in my "starting line up" of Saints. ~ susie

For my article on Catholic Exchange about Fr. Kevin and meeting his friend, Fr. Gerard, while on pilgrimage in Rome in May 2007, please click here.

11 comments:

Stan Williams said...

I am the post-production producer and distributor for Dr. Ray and Fr. Fete's DVD series WHAT CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE. I am in tears reading your beautiful comments about Fr. Fete. I am very happy to have been able to give his ministry wider exposure. The series will be seen on EWTN later in 2007, and we have just finished a 70-page FREE Study Guide and Workbook on the series that has been a labor of love. Blessings to you both. Stanley D. Williams, Ph.D. www.ninevehscrossing.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing such kind things about Fr. Fete. I miss him so much. He was really close to my family - he was like an uncle to me.

Joyful Catholics said...

Hi Anonymous,

I am so glad you came by and thank you for your comment. I never knew Fr. Fete, but I'm getting to know him through his mom, and his friends. I still pray to him daily. He is a powerful intercessor. I do hope you'll email me. I've been blessed to now call his mom friend. I'd love to hear from you. Just remember, he's only changed pulpits, and is still bringing people to Christ. God bless you.

Susie

AUBURN FOOTBALL STUFF said...

This is why I have a war against Morbid obesity and the People of Faith should know better. It takes years off a persons life. The black church has an epidemic on going.

Anonymous said...

fr. kevin died of cancer,not his weight.

Joyful Catholic said...

Yes, Anonymous, he died of cancer not his weight. Yes, weight can and does cause many health problems, it was not the reason Fr. Kevin died. At first I thought you were telling me this, but then I noticed you were responding to Auburn Football Stuff. There are plenty of "thin" people who die of cancer and other diseases as well. I think of the runners who drop dead running, touting "fitness." Of course, I don't condone becoming or remaining so overweight, however, kidney cancer doesn't care who's 'heavy' or 'thin' when it hits. Michael Landon was pretty fit, too, and certainly not 'overweight, but died of pancreatic cancer... go figger.

Anonymous said...

To the second anonymous, he did not die due to his weight. While he loved food, he tried to be as healthy as possible.

To everyone else, thank you so much for all of your kind thoughts. Fr. Fete was my family, my Uncle Kevin, and it joys me to know how many lives he touched other than my own.

Joyful Catholic said...

To "Last Anonymous" Thank you for commenting. I was honored to meet the Fete family in 2009. And to stay w/ Fr. Kevin's mom, Dorothy, who I love and still visit w/ on the phone. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I lost my only son in 2008 and ONLY child..he was 45,,,I have been searching for some resolve in my life..I am ex mormon and still studying that church..but tonight I got on ewtn which I watch a lot...I watched for the first time FR.Kevin Fete for the first time..then found out he had died...I felt BEFORE I knew he died something VERY special about this man... what a LOSS>> to all..Adrienne,,,in Montana

Joyful Catholic said...

Hi Adrienne,

I am sorry for your loss and will pray for you as you study and for your journey toward the Catholic Church. I worked with some very fine and generous Mormons while we lived in California. They were wonderful and were so patient and kind while teaching me. I will always remember "Christ" in them by that very thing.

Please feel free to contact me on facebook, if you would like.

Susan J Melkus

Peace be with you. Sorry I was kind of late in discovering your kind words. Yes, while I did not know Fr. Kevin personally, I do know a good friend of his, and also his mother, who i had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with a few days in 2009. God bless you. Trust in Jesus. He wants you where the 'fullness of Truth' is, so keep on asking, seeking and knocking. He knows and loves you. - susie

Joyful Catholic said...

I don't get to my blog very often as you can tell, but please contact me via email if you'd like. I don't get to my blog emails much either, as I'm doing more on facebook these days. Thank you all for your comments. God bless you!