Bishop Madera Passes to Eternal Life

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Joseph J. Madera, M.Sp.S., 1927-2017.

The Most Reverend Joseph J. Madera, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, ended his earthly pilgrimage on Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was 89.

Bishop Madera served in the AMS from May 28, 1991, to September 15, 2004, as an auxiliary to the late Archbishop Joseph T. Dimino, and later, to His Eminence, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien.

 

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Madera are as follows:

Friday, January 27
8:30 p.m. Visitation at Saint Martha Catholic Church
6000 Seville Avenue in Huntington Park, CA 90255;

Saturday, January 28
10:00 a.m. Mass for the Dead at St. Martha Catholic Church
6000 Seville Avenue in Huntington Park, CA 90255;

Sunday, January 29
7:00 p.m. Reception of body of Bishop Madera at Our Lady of Guadalupe
7:30 p.m. Vigil Service (Holy Rosary included)
500 N. Juanita Avenue in Oxnard, CA 93030;

Monday, January 30
11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe
500 N. Juanita Avenue in Oxnard, CA 93030
7:30 p.m. Rosary
8:00 p.m. Vigil
Saint John the Baptist Cathedral
2814 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721
(Bishop Madera to remain overnight);

Tuesday, January 31
1:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Anthony of Padua
5770 North Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704;

St. Peters Cemetery
264 North Blythe Ave., Fresno, CA 93706
Committal and Interment following funeral Mass.

Please pray for the repose of his soul.