2017 Sad Announcements

At Mass on Monday 14th November Fr. Peter announced the sad news of the sudden death in Kenya of Fr. Martin Murnaghan.

Fr. Martin retired from parish work in Sandymount this autumn and came to live in Firhouse.   From here he went to Kenya just a few weeks later to undertake six month of active ministry.   He hoped to do this each year.   God gave him the health and the energy.   He was not in active ministry in Firhouse, but he helped out when he could for the few weeks he was with us; and in that time his gentle demeanour and winning smile endeared him to us.   We were looking forward to his return in April.

While he hoped to complete six months in Kenya and then return to Ireland, clearly the Lord had another plan and called him home, not to Ireland but to Heaven itself.   We offer our condolences to Fr. Martin’s family on their loss and to the people of Sandymount, his last parish, in their sadness.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.Fr. Martin’s funeral took place on Monday 21st November at 12.00. noon in St. Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

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