Our beloved Msgr Gutierrez passed away Sept 6th Philippine dateline a few hours ago or Sept 5th San Diego time. We ask the Asian Journal readers to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the life of our beloved shepherd, mentor, who was a kind and gentle friend to all who knew him. As an Asian Journal columnist, Monsignor molded and guided many readers and was beloved by many for his humor, wisdom and his incredible encyclopedia-like knowledge of literature and the classics to tell his profound homilies.
A virtual rosary via zoom is planned by the Cursillo group of St Marys and St Michael’s at 7:00 pm tonight according to his sister, Fellie Barlahan. A virtual memorial service is being planned for his interment that is to take place in Plaridel, Bulacan in the next few days.