In Memoriam: Reverend Father Guy Fenger
Dear Parishioners of Saint Andrew:
If you did not already know, it is my sad duty to inform you that Father Guy Fenger died peacefully on Monday, October 11th. A retired priest of the Archdiocese of Miami, “Father Guy”, as he was affectionately known, often helped here at Saint Andrew Parish with daily Masses and heard Confessions for our school students, religious education students, and at penance services. A native of Buffalo, New York, Father Fenger was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York in 1977. He moved to the Archdiocese of Miami and joined the faculty of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in 1983, where for some two decades he taught theology and offered spiritual guidance to countless students, including our own Father Daniel Martin. Father Fenger was also a long-time member of the faculty of Barry University. Ever the teacher, Father Guy was never at a loss for words and he enjoyed every intellectual challenge, from theology to economics. He always encouraged and supported his students in their academic and professional pursuits, and this led to some long-time friendships. In addition to the priestly ministry he offered here at Saint Andrew Parish, during his retirement years he assisted in many other parishes in northern Broward County. Father Fenger was always a loyal son of the Church, even if that sometimes required personal sacrifices. He will be missed for his priestly heart, his jovial conversations, his quick wit, and his selfless service.
The funeral rites for Father Guy Fenger will be held here at Saint Andrew Parish on Tuesday of this week. At 9:00 am his body will be formally received at the church; a Vigil and viewing will follow until the Mass of Christian Burial to be offered by Archbishop Thomas Wenski at 11:00 am. Following the Funeral Mass, interment will take place at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.
Please join me in praying for the peaceful repose of the soul of Father Guy Fenger, with gratitude to Almighty God for his forty-four years of faithful priestly service. Requiescat in pace.
Monsignor Michael A. Souckar