Thursday, December 30, 2010

AUSTRALIA: FUNERAL MASS OF BISHOP GRECH AGE 62 TO ILLNESS

MOST REVEREND JOSEPH ANGELO GRECH DD

BISHOP OF SANDHURST

The funeral mass will be on Thursday 6th January commencing at 1.00pm at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Cathedral will be open at 12.00 Midday.

On Thursday morning prayer of the church will be offered for Bishop Grech at St Kilian’s Church, 181 McCrae Street, Bendigo commencing at 8.00am and concluding at 9.00am.

On Wednesday 5th January the Bishop’s body will arrive at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at 6.30pm. Prayer will commence at 7.00pm and the Cathedral will close at 9.00pm.

George Cardinal Pell will be the chief celebrant at the funeral mass. Cardinal Pell consecrated Bishop Grech at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 10th February 1999.

At a meeting of the Diocesan Consultors on Wednesday 30 December, Monsignor Frank Marriott the Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral was appointed the Administrator of the Diocese until a new Bishop is appointed.

For further information contact the Diocesan Chancery (03) 5441 2544.

SOURCE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF AUSTRALIA

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