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Funeral of Fr Tony Pyle

The Funeral Mass for Fr Tony Pyle, former parish priest of Blackfen, will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Blacken on Friday 27 May at 12noon.

The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter Smith.

Fr Tony, who was parish Priest at Blackfen from 1983-1997, died on Maundy Thursday, fortified by all the rites of Holy Mother Church. Please remember him in your prayers.

Father Tony is remembered with great affection by many parishioners who knew him during his time here, and so I am very pleased that the Archdiocese has agreed that the most fitting place for his Funeral Mass would be at his old parish of Our Lady of the Rosary.

There will be many clergy attending, the school will be represented, and the Church will be crowded. Please could I ask the various parish groups to be prepared to help on the day.

Rosary and Benediction on Thursday 26 May at 8pm will include special prayers for Fr Tony so that it can be a vigil of prayer for the funeral.