Reception of the body of Bishop Paul Dudley will be held this afternoon
Bishop Paul Dudley, a former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, died Nov. 20, at St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, after a lengthy illness.
A reception of his body will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary's Chapel on the St. Paul Seminary campus. Solemn Sung Evening Prayer will begin at 8 p.m. and an all-night prayer vigil, including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration, will immediately follow. Everyone is welcome to visit through the night.
Solemn Sung Morning Prayer will be held at 8 a.m. with Bishop Paul Swain of Sioux Falls Diocese as presider. After which, Bishop Dudley's body will be released to the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Dudley, 80, was a longtime bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D.
He was ordained a priest in 1951 in St. Paul and served at several area churches before being appointed auxiliary to Archbishop John Roach in 1976. He was ordained a bishop the next year at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.