We are sad to announce that our brother Bernard Jones OFM died suddenly in Cork on 27th May. He was a member of the Rossnowlagh community.

A native of Cork city Bernard had been manager of the Woolworths store in Belfast before joining the Franciscans. He celebrated his First Profession of vows in Killarney in 1984, and after his studies was ordained a priest in 1990.

Since then he was assigned to different friaries, including Waterford, Multyfarnham, Dublin, Cork and Rossnowlagh. He served as Guardian several times and was director of the Franciscan Missionary Union in Dublin. At the time of his death Bernard was director of the National Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

He will be deeply missed by his siblings and wider family and his Franciscan brothers.

To follow best practices at this time and with the support of Fr. Bernard’s family the funeral will take place privately on Monday 31st at 10.30am.

The Funeal Mass can be viewed HERE

May our dear brother rest in the peace of Christ.