Father Terrence Gordon, FSSP, dies April 28 at age 52
Linda Oppelt
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Father Terrence Gordon, FSSP, dies April 28 at age 52

SECURITY. Father Terrence Gordon, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter who served as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Security, died April 28 of an apparent heart attack. 

Father Gordon was born March 17, 1971, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 2006. His brother, Father James Gordon, FSSP, serves as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish. 

Here is the obituary provided by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP):

Fr. Terrence Patrick Gordon was born on March 17, 1971, son of Beatrice Tena and James Patrick Gordon. He was baptized at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in his native Nogales, Arizona.

Before entering the Seminary, Fr. Gordon served received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer, reaching the rank of Captain. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for over a year as a Platoon Commander.

Fr. Terrence Gordon entered Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in 1999. He was permanently incorporated into the FSSP on April 08, 2005, and ordained a deacon the next day on April 9, 2005.

He received the sacred order of Priesthood from the hands of His Excellency Fabian Bruskewitz, then bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 3, 2006. His older brother James was ordained in 2004 and his younger brother Dennis in 2008.

Father’s first assignment was as assistant chaplain at the Fraternity’s apostolate, St. John the Baptist, in North Little Rock. He had previously served there as a deacon. Father Gordon became chaplain in 2007. In 2009 he was transferred to Omaha, Nebraska where he served as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Church until 2013. He was then transferred to Irving, TX. He served at Mater Dei Church in Texas until 2016.

Father served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in North Chesterfield, VA from 2016 until 2019 and in June of 2019, he was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Colorado Springs, serving as parochial vicar with his brother, Fr. James Gordon, FSSP.

Fr. Terrence Gordon’s time in Colorado was interrupted for several months as He discerned a possible vocation to the more contemplative religious life. Father returned to Colorado Springs in 2021. Father Gordon was known for his love of the Catholic Faith, his zeal, and his deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In the evening of April 28th, 2023, Father Terrence Gordon died of an unexpected heart attack. In his last moments, he was assisted by his brother Fr. James Gordon, FSSP who gave him the last rites.

The funeral arrangements for Fr. Terrence Gordon are as follows:

May 8th at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

❖9 am viewing and rosary at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs

❖10 am Requiem Mass with the body present

May 11th at Immaculate Conception in Omaha, Nebraska:

❖1 pm viewing and rosary.

❖2 pm Requiem Mass of Burial

❖The rite of burial will follow the Mass at Immaculate Conception and will take place at the Cemetery of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton Nebraska.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

+May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen. +

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