The Rev. Canon H. Jay Atwood, who has served as Canon to the Ordinary since January 2020, following more than 25 years as Rector of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Willow Park, died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, July 13, with his family at his side. He had suffered a stroke on Thursday, July 8.
The Rev. Canon H. Jay Atwood
Bishop Reed was able to see him and the family Tuesday morning, and Bishop Ackerman was available to offer the Commendation prayer at the time of death.
At this time the Atwood family asks for privacy and your continued prayers.
Arrangements for a requiem mass will be announced at a later time. The diocesan office will suspend all meetings and other non-essential business for the remainder of this week.