Salesian Provincial Father Michael Casey to be Chief Celebrant at Funeral Mass of Father Michael Ross RIP

2 Nov, 2016 | News

Father Michael Ross SDB meets Pope Francis during the Sixth World Congress of the Worldwide Family of Radio Maria in October 2015

The Funeral Mass for Father Michael Ross SDB will take place tomorrow, Thursday 3 November at 11.30am in Saint Agnes’ Church, Crumlin village in Dublin. The Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Father Michael Casey SDB, will be Chief Celebrant at this Requiem Mass.

The late Father Michael Ross SDB was Spiritual Director of Radio Maria Ireland, Ireland’s only Catholic radio station, which officially launched on 11 February of this year, the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Father Ross was also widely known for his particular veneration of Saint Faustina and his important ministry in this regard played a large part in the success of the annual Divine Mercy Conference.

A special message of condolence by Archbishop Eamon Martin, chair of the Council for Communications of the Irish Episcopal Conference, will be delivered at this Mass.

Father Ross died peacefully on Sunday 30 October surrounded by his loving family and Salesian community in the kind care of the staff of Saint James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Crumlin village on Tuesday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday from 10am until removal on Wednesday evening to St Agnes’s Church, Crumlin Village, arriving at 8pm.

Requiem Mass on Thursday 3 November in St Agnes’s Church, Crumlin village at 11.30am – Chief Celebrant – Fr. Michael Casey SDB (Provincial)

Burial will take place after 12 noon Mass in Salesian College Chapel, Pallaskenry, on Friday 4 November to Community Cemetery, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick – Chief Celebrant – Fr. Michael Casey S.D.B (Provincial)




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