Gregory Thomas Schaffer, long time missionary for the Diocese of New Ulm’s mission, the San Lucas Toliman Mission in Guatemala, died May 24, 2012 after a long battle with a rare form lymphoma/cancer.
A funeral Mass for Msgr. Greg will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm on Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm Tuesday from 3 – 9 p.m. and on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. There will be a parish prayer service followed by a rosary on Tuesday at 8 p.m. A second funeral Mass will be held at the Church of St. John Neumann in Eagan on Thursday May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 5 – 9 and on Thursday for one hour prior to the service. There will be a parish prayer followed by a rosary on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Msgr. Greg will then make the long journey back to San Lucas Tolimán for a final Mass and burial in the San Lucas Tolimán cemetery in San Lucas. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence go to www.mvfh.org.