Our brother, Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh OFM, died on Sunday 29th July. May he rest in peace.
Born in 1933, Bishop Fiachra was a native of Ennis, Co. Clare. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1952, entering the novitiate in Killarney and was ordained a priest in Rome in 1961.
He carried out different ministries in education, and held different roles within the Order. He was elected Minister Provincial of the Province of Ireland in 1987. In 1994 he was chosen to be an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Dublin and was conferred with episcopal ordination on 17th September 1994, the feast of the Stigmata of St Francis.
Fiachra was a committed Franciscan friar and a dedicated priest and bishop. May Christ’s faithful servant enter into the joy of his Lord.
Funeral Arrangements for Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh OFM
On Wednesday 1st August, reposing in the Franciscan Church at Merchants’ Quay, Dublin, from 4pm to 7pm, concluding with the Removal Prayers.
On Thursday morning, Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at 10.30am.
After that Mass Bishop Fiachra’s remains will be brought home to Clare, where a further Mass will be offered in Ennis Friary for the repose of his soul on Friday at 11.30 am.
The obsequies for our brother will conclude with his final journey to the family grave in Lissycasey.
Ó Ceallaigh, Fiachra, OFM, Ró-Oirmh., Easpag Cúnta Bhaile Átha Cliath ar scor, 29 Iúil 2018, faoi chúram ceanúil fhoireann Chlinic na Carraige Duibhe, tar éis tinneas fada. Méala mór a bhás dá mhuintir chroíbhriste agus dá chairde i mBaile Átha Cliath agus i gCo. an Chláir, dá bhráithre i bProibhinse Phroinsiasach na hÉireann, don Ardeaspag Diarmuid Ó Máirtín, do chléir agus do phobal Ard-deoise Bhaile Átha Cliath.
Beidh sé á fhaire i Mainistir na bProinsiasach, Ádhamh agus Éabha, Baile Átha Cliath 8 Dé Céadaoin 1 Lúnasa 2018 óna 4.00 in go dtí a 7.00 in. Paidreacha ar a 7.00 in. Aifreann na sochraide i Leas-Ardeaglais Naomh Muire, Sráid Mhaoilbhríde ag 10.30 rn Déardaoin, 2 Lúnasa 2018. Tógfar an corp ansin chuig Mainistir na bProinsiasach, Inis, Co. an Chláir do phaidreacha i séipéal na mainistreach ar a 7.00 in. Déanfar an t-adhlacadh i Lios Uí Chathasaigh, Co. an Chláir tar éis aifreann 11.30, Dé hAoine, 3 Lúnasa 2018 i Mainistir na bProinsiasach.
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