|Fr. Gerard Lesscher 1929-2012|
Funeral on Saturday
On Friday December 21, 2012 a silent vigil will be held at Saint Lambert's Basilica (Enschedesestraat 3, Hengelo) from 18.00 till 18.30h. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the same basilica on Saturday December 22, 2012. The basilica will open its doors at 9.30h. At 10.30h mass will start. After mass Fr. Lesscher will be buried at the cemetary at Deurningerstraat 262 in Hengelo.
Composer of church music
Cardinal Eijk praises Fr. Lesscher's great righteousness regarding faith, church and liturgy. The Cardinal mentions Fr. Lesschers 'opus magnum' (great work): the composition of music settings for the Dutch translations of both the graduale and breviary. An overview on Fr. Lesscher's compositions can be found on his website.