Father Michael Kidd passed away Sunday morning, just before 7:00 AM. Monday would have been his birthday. I saw him on Saturday at the Medical Intensive Care Wing at Doctor’s Hospital. Who knows how many times he was anointed and absolved of sin? Nevertheless, I offered the rites and prayers as well as the Litany of the Saints and the prayers for the dying. We made the announcement at the 9:30 AM and 12 Noon Masses. Viewing will be here at Holy Family Church on Wednesday (3 PM to 9 PM) with a vigil Mass at 7:30 PM. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM at St. Pius X in Bowie with internment at Gate of Heaven.
He was pastor of Holy Family Church in Mitchellville, Maryland for a quarter of a century. In retrospect, maybe it was fitting that he should go home to God on the Feast of the Holy Family? Our many parishioners mourn his passing. He was their spiritual father. He married their young people, baptized their babies, and buried their friends and family. He preached the Gospel and gave them the bread of life. He retired a couple of years ago and was assigned to St. Pius X in Bowie, Maryland. But, in many ways he left his mark and his heart at Holy Family. Rest in peace!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OBITUARY:
KIDD MICHAEL C. KIDD Members of the Bishop James E. Walsh Assembly are informed of the death of SK Rev. Michael C. Kidd. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Pius X Church, 14720 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2007. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
OBITUARY IN WASHINGTON POST:
KIDD Rev. MICHAEL C. KIDD On Sunday, December 30, 2007. Rev. MICHAEL C. KIDD was a priest with the Archdiocese of Washington and Pastor of Holy Family Church in Mitchellville, MD for 23 years. Beloved brother of Joseph Kidd, Francis Kidd and Betty Harty; uncle of Maureen (Hal) Kersten. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Family Church, 12010 Woodmore Road, Mitchellville, MD on Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. with Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 14720 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sister of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20017. Arrangements by COLLINS FUNERAL HOME.