Funeral Arrangements Announced for Bishop Emeritus Anthony M. Pilla


(Cleveland, OH) The funeral for Cleveland Bishop emeritus Anthony M. Pilla will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave., Cleveland.

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries, OSB will be the presider. Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa, will be the homilist. The wake continues until 7 p.m. in the cathedral.

The following day, Bishop Edward C. Malesic will be the main celebrant at the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, with Father Edward Estok, pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton, as homilist.

Interment will be in the Resurrection Chapel in the cathedral.

The cathedral is under renovation and the only entrance available is the south entrance on Superior Avenue. Those planning to attend the wake, vespers or funeral for Bishop Pilla should allow extra time to access the church.

Vespers and the funeral Mass will be live streamed at this link.

The stream will be archived.

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