Carl Clough Obituary, Member OF St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Rock Island, Illinois Has Passed Away

 Carl Clough Obituary, Death –  In every close-knit religious community, there are individuals who leave an indelible mark through their unwavering faith, dedication, and service. One such individual was Carl Clough, a lifelong member of our congregation who passed away at the remarkable age of over 100 years. Today, we gather not only to mourn the loss of a beloved member but also to celebrate his extraordinary contributions to our faith community. Carl Clough’s life was a testament to his unwavering devotion to his faith and his community. Born in an era when the world was undergoing profound changes, Carl’s faith remained a constant guiding light throughout his long and fulfilling journey.

Over the years, Carl actively participated in various aspects of our parish life. His most cherished role was his involvement in creating and setting up the Holy Week Altar of Repose during Fr. Schroeder’s time as pastor. This sacred tradition holds a special place in the hearts of our congregation, symbolizing Christ’s final moments before His crucifixion. Carl’s meticulous attention to detail and reverence for the task made the Altar of Repose a centerpiece of our Holy Week observance.

Carl Clough’s legacy of service extended far beyond the Altar of Repose. His involvement in parish activities and his willingness to lend a helping hand left an enduring impact on our faith community. Whether it was arranging flowers for the sanctuary, volunteering at parish events, or providing a comforting presence during times of grief, Carl exemplified the spirit of selflessness and dedication that is at the core of our faith. His commitment to the betterment of our church community was an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the importance of living our faith through action. Carl’s legacy is a testament to the profound impact that one individual can have on the lives of many when driven by a deep love for God and His people.

As we gather to remember Carl Clough, let us offer a collective prayer for the repose of his soul. “Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.” These words encapsulate our hope that Carl is now at peace, basking in the eternal light of God’s love and grace. Carl Clough’s life was a shining example of devotion, service, and unwavering faith. His contributions to our faith community, particularly in the creation of the Holy Week Altar of Repose, will be remembered for generations to come. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the remarkable legacy he leaves behind and strive to emulate his dedication to our faith and community. In the spirit of Carl’s selfless service, may we continue to come together, support one another, and grow in our faith, knowing that the bonds of our religious community are strengthened by individuals like Carl who exemplify the love of God in their actions.