Rest in Peace, Father Oscar Alonso

Born Feb. 20, 1940; entered Piarist community Aug. 14, 1957; ordained Feb. 17, 1968; died Feb. 16, 2018.

Father Oscar Alonso’s death has cast a shadow over our parish community. He was and is a much-loved priest, who, like Jesus, “went about doing good.”

Father was born Feb. 20, 1940; entered the Piarist community on Aug. 14, 1957; was ordained on Feb. 17, 1968; and was born to eternal life on Feb. 16, 2018.

His efforts to do something beautiful for God will continue to bear much fruit. No task was too onerous or demanding for him; he would simply say, “It is a joy.”

As well as his many engagements with other parishes and Cardinal Gibbons High School (the love of his life), he served our parish for 39 years. His death has left a void in our lives and the lives of various communities. To the Piarist community, we offer our sincere condolences and gratitude for allowing Father to share ministry with us.

Thank you, Father Alonso, and may God grant you the joy and peace of Heaven.

Funeral services for Father Alonso will take place here at Saint Paul on Saturday, Feb. 24, with a viewing from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Read Father’s obituary and sign the guest book here.