Bishop Ricken was informed of Homier’s death before the Mass.
“RCIA participants are ‘called by name,'” the bishop said at the Mass, adding that Homier “received his final ‘call by name’ today.” Prayers were offered for Homier and his family.
Homier had taken part in the Rite of Sending at his parish’s 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday morning, according to Karen Nesbit, parish director. He had picked up his parents and was headed to pick up his wife, Jamie, to take all of them to the Redgranite church to join others on their way to De Pere when the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m.
The Waushara County Sheriff’s Department said Homier was driving his 2001 Ford SUV north on County Highway EE and lost control while turning east on Cumberland Road. Homier was ejected and the vehicle rolled on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His parents, David and Mary Homier, were injured in the accident, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
“Nothing broken,” Nesbit said, “except hearts.”
The crash remains under investigation.
Homier’s wife, Jamie, is also a candidate in the RCIA program and had been at the parish Mass with him that morning. The couple was married last June 25. Their first child, Justyce Marie, will be born this summer.
Candidates in the RCIA have already been baptized and, after preparation during Lent, make a full profession of faith and receive the sacraments of confirmation and/or Eucharist in the church at the Easter Vigil.
Funeral arrangements for Homier are pending with Ruminski Funeral Home in Redgranite.