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Memorial Mass & Dessert Reception
November 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Save the date of Monday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a special Memorial Mass and dessert reception honoring long-time Community member Ted Kershaw, who died on January 24, 2018. Ted’s widow Maureen will travel from New Jersey for this special occasion, as well as friends from all of the various circles Ted traveled in his life. Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady’s Chapel in Goshen House by Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan of Baltimore, former pastor at St. Martin of Tours parish in Gaithersburg and a long-time friend of the Kershaws.
Ted began the Icon Guild at MOG, which continues to meet here. Ted was a skilled potter and iconographer, and many of his works are on display in Goshen House. He was an active parishioner at St. Martin of Tours, instructing immigrants in the Catholic faith in both English and French. He worked with the Missionaries of Charity for 25 years, caring for homeless men with AIDS at the Gift of Peace Shelter in Washington, D.C. He instructed sisters from many countries in the study of icons, while they were awaiting final vows. He was also an avid handball player, stopping only in his late 70’s.
Ted was a member of Artists for a Renewed Society. He lectured at Washington Theological Union, Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco and the Pastoral Institute at MOG. Ted did investigative research in person on coercive government practices that forced abortion and sterilization on women in several countries in Latin America and Africa. This work was close to Ted’s heart and was directed by Population Research Institute.
All are welcome to remember this man’s long and fruitful life. Please spread the word!