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Wake Forest Priest Dies

Posted July 24, 2007 9:02 p.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2007 9:57 p.m. EDT

— Father John Parrish, pastor of Saint Catherine of Sienna in Wake Forest, passed away overnight Monday.

Parrish, 49, died in his sleep at his home, church officials said.

A Mass for the Roman Catholic priest was celebrated at St. Catherine's Tuesday evening.

Parrish will lie in state 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a wake scheduled for 7 p.m., said church officials.

His funeral is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Friday, with Monsignor Tim O'Connor officiating.