The Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, the Most Reverend John J. Snyder, died in the early morning hours of September 27, 2019.
Bishop Snyder was born in New York City on October 25, 1925 and ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 9, 1951. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn by Pope Saint Paul VI and ordained to the Order of Bishops on February 2, 1973.
Pope Saint John Paul II transferred him to be Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine in October 1979. He was installed on December 5, 1979.
Bishop Snyder served as Diocesan Ordinary until August 21, 2001.
May our prayers rise up to you, O Lord,
and may the soul of John, your servant,
be welcomed into eternal joy:
for as you were pleased
to create him in your own image
and adopt him as your own,
so command, we pray,
that he have a share in your inheritance.
Through Christ our Lord.
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