The Christian Community in the Market Harborough area

Churches mourn death of former local priest

Church members in the Harborough area are mourning the death of Father Owen O'Neill who died peacefully on Saturday morning (10 April). Fr Owen had been priest at Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church in the town for 19 years until his retirement last September. He had been a priest for 55 years, and had spent his final days at Peaker Park residential home in the town. The current priest at Our Lady of Victories, Fr Christopher O'Connor, was able to give him Holy Communion on Easter Sunday.

Fr Owen had been a popular figure around the area. Churches are being asked to remember him, his family in Ireland and the local Catholic community in their prayers.

Fr Owen's mortal remains will be received Into Our Lady of Victories Church, Market Harborough, at a 6.00pm Mass on Sunday 25 April 2021. Mass will be celebrated for the repose of Fr Owen's soul led by Fr John Joe Maloney

Bishop Patrick will be the Principal Celebrant at Fr Owen's Funeral Mass which will take place at 11.00 am on Monday 26 April 2021. Only those who have been specifically invited will be allowed to attend in person.

We have a live streaming viewing room: for both Masses for Fr. Owen. In addition to the livestreaming, you will see that the page contains some lovely photos, a link to the online donations page for CAFOD and a Tribute from Fr. John Joe Maloney and you can leave messages of condolences as well: https://www.funeralstreaming.co.uk/viewing-room/11260/. Also Fr. Owen's family in Ireland have opened a Book of Condolence if you wish to add your own message: https://rip.ie/death-notice/canon-owen-o-neill-cappawhite-tipperary/455373

The Christian Community in the Market Harborough area