With sadness we announce the death earlier today, 3rd April, of Fr Austin Garvey. Fr Austin died peacefully at home in Nazareth House, Finchley.
Fr Austin was born in London on 5th July 1926 and ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Westminster at St Edmund’s College, Ware in Hertfordshire by Archbishop Edward Myers on 22nd July 1951.
Sympathy is extended to Fr Austin’s family and friends, to the Sisters and residents at Nazareth House and to the clergy and parishioners of his former parishes in the diocese, and to those in Lima, Peru where Fr Austin spent 12 years as a missionary priest.
Funeral arrangements will be made in accordance with the protocols necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Details of a Memorial Mass, and an obituary, will follow in due course.
We pray for the repose of Fr Austin’s soul:
Lord Jesus, our Redeemer,
you willingly gave yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life.
Listen to our prayers, look with love on your people who mourn and pray for Fr Austin.
Lord Jesus, holy and compassionate, forgive his sins.
By dying you opened the gates of life for those who believe in you.
Do not let our brother be parted from you, but by your glorious power give him light, joy and peace in heaven
where you live for ever and ever.
May the soul of this faithful priest rest in peace. Amen.