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singing_ringing_tree   Father Donal O'Leary's Month's Mind Mass - a memorial Mass will be held on 28th February at St Benedict's Catholic Church LS25 1PX, at 7 p.m. (the church is only two minutes walk from Garforth Railway Station) to honour the memory of Fr Donal O'Leary whose vision and energy animated our community and who, together with the community, built our beautiful church. The homily will be given by Canon John Nunan, a close friend of Fr Donal's, who preached at the funeral mass.
Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share some of Donal's words along with personal memories you may have of our dearly loved former parish priest. We will do this over a glass of wine or soft drink.
Everyone is very warmly invited to join us for this special evening. You will be made most welcome.
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Daniel's Funeral Mass
for those of you who were unable to make the Service at St Helen's R.C. Church, Crosby, Merseyside there are links below to the Mass booklet, Very Reverend Canon John Nunan's Homily and Margaret Siberry's Reflection.

 
  Mass Booklet (.pdf)  
  Mass Booklet (.swf) - click on bottom right corner to turn the pages  
  John Nunan's Homily  
  Margaret Siberry's Reflection  
  Monsignor Tony Docherty's Homily at a Memorial Mass held in Sydney. The Mass took place on 5th February and was streamed across Australia and New Zealand.  
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It is with great sadness we announce the death of Fr Daniel O'Leary who passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday 21st January. Since June 2018, he has approached his journey with cancer with deep faith and immense courage. The end came more suddenly than we expected, leaving us shocked and saddened. He was a very gracious and gifted person and we will all have special memories of him - treasure them.  We are the better for his kindness, his humour, his wisdom  and his undying belief in an incarnate God whose name is Love. We give thanks for the many ways he has touched our lives. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.