Bishop Nelson Perez will celebrate the funeral Mass for retired Deacon Tomas Badillo at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Sacred Heart Chapel, 3921 Seneca Ave., Lorain. Homilist will be Father William Thaden, Sacred Heart pastor.
Father Donald Oleksiak will preside at vespers at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Sacred Heart Chapel and Deacon Luis Maldonado will be the homilist. The wake will continue until 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Deacon Badillo, 89, died on Sept. 6.
Survivors include his wife, Mercedes (Lopez), children and grandchildren.
Deacon Lopez was ordained to the permanent diaconate for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on July 21, 1986 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist by Bishop Anthony Pilla.
He was assigned to serve Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain. On Dec. 29, 2002 Bishop Pilla granted him permission to retire.
Deacon Badillo was passionate about his faith and his love for the Church. He faithfully served as a leader in the Spanish charismatic renewal ministry. His joy, friendliness and spontaneous songs of praise will be missed by many.