Gerry Stockhausen, SJ – Scripture Readings for Funeral Mass 
The Wake & Funeral of Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, SJ – January 16, 2016 
The liturgy began with singing, “How Can I Keep from Singing” as over 200 family & friends gathered with 35-40 Jesuits to give thanks to God for Gerry’s life, friendship, & ministry. Fr. Greg O’Meara, SJ, Gerry’s rector at Creighton University this past 10 months, suggested to look at readings from the several days before he died. John Staudenmeier, SJ, homilist & friend & colleague of Stock’s from University of Detroit-Mercy, suggested the gospel. Here are those selections…
First Reading: Isaiah 42:1 – 4, 6 –7 read by his nephew, Andrew Meyers
Second Reading: 1 John 4:19 – 5:4 read by our good friend, Sr. Candice Tucci, OSF
Gospel: Matthew 13:44 read by Fr. Jim Flaherty, SJ, pastor of the Church of Gesu
This is the third of five posts from Stock’s wake and funeral Mass.