With sadness we announce the news of the death earlier today, 7th April, of Fr John O’Halloran. Fr John died peacefully at home, in Nazareth House, Finchley.
Fr John was born in London on 11th September 1924 and ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Westminster at St Joseph’s, Wealdstone by Bishop George Craven on 29th June 1957.
Sympathy is extended to Fr John’s family and friends, and to the clergy and parishioners of his former parishes in the diocese, to those who remember him from his years on the staff at Finchley High School, and to the sisters and residents at Nazareth House.
Fr John was a member of the Deceased Clergy Association. Funeral arrangements will be made in accordance with the protocols necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Details of a Memorial Requiem Mass, and an obituary, will follow in due course.
We pray for the repose of Fr John’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 John.
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.