Petra Ries Obituary, Death – With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss, we regret to inform you of the passing of Sister Petra Ries rsj. Sister Petra, a devoted servant of God and a source of inspiration to all who knew her, departed from this world on Sunday, September 3, 2023. As we grieve her loss, we seek solace in our faith, praying that she may find eternal rest in the loving embrace of our Lord, and that His perpetual light may shine upon her.
Sister Petra’s ministry was a testament to her unwavering dedication to the service of others. In her most recent calling, she ministered to the parish of Barraba, bringing solace, guidance, and comfort to those in need. Prior to that, she graced the parish of Warialda with her presence, leaving a lasting impact on the hearts of all who crossed her path. Throughout her vocation, Sister Petra excelled as a pastoral associate, demonstrating exceptional care and compassion for the parish communities she served. Her commitment to her calling and her genuine concern for the well-being of those under her care endeared her to the hearts of many.
The void left by Sister Petra’s passing is keenly felt within the parish community, where her absence will be profoundly missed. Her legacy of faith, service, and unwavering devotion will continue to resonate in the lives of those she touched. To honor and remember Sister Petra, a Requiem Commemorative Mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Barraba on Friday, September 22, at 12 noon. This sacred gathering will provide an opportunity for us to come together in prayer and reflection, as we seek to offer our deepest respects and petitions for the repose of her soul.
In this time of mourning, let us join in prayer, remembering the remarkable life and legacy of Sister Petra Ries rsj. May she find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire us all to serve with the same dedication, love, and compassion that she embodied throughout her life.