Rev. John Folmer
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Posted by: Colleen Crawford
Rev. John "Jack" Folmer, a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento and long-time member of the Canon Law Society of America, died October 10, 2013.
Father Folmer was ordained to the priesthood in 1969. He earned a doctorate in canon law from the Catholic University of America and a civil law degree from the University of California, Davis. A member of the California Bar for more than 20 years, he practiced
law in San Francisco for several years and served as a canon
lawyer for 30 years in the diocesan tribunals of the Archdiocese of San
Francisco and the Dioceses of Sacramento and Monterey. In 1984, he was elected Vice-President of the Canon Law Society and assumed the role of President in 1985.
funeral mass will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento where he was ordained. A
reception will follow. All are also welcome to attend a vigil/rosary at
7:00PM, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, Sacramento.
lieu of flowers, his family asks that gifts in his honor go to Mercy
Foundation to benefit Mercy General Hospital (3400 Data Drive, Rancho
Cordova, CA 95670) or the Sacramento Public Library Foundation to
benefit literacy and libraries (P.O. Box 1168, Sacramento, CA 95812).
Please remember Father Folmer, his family, and his friends in your prayers. May he rest in God's peace.