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Sunderland priest Rev Fr Michael Mccoy sadly passes away



Sadly Newcastle priest Rev Fr Michael Mccoy has died.

His death was made known on Sunday through Fr Marc on Facebook page.

“The Bishop made a desperately sad announcement this morning.

It is with a sense of deep shock and sadness that I have to inform you that Canon Michael McCoy died yesterday morning.

This is a time of great grief for Canon Michael’s family, his friends, his parishioners and for our whole Diocese. I would ask you to pray for the repose of his soul, and also to keep his family in your prayers and at this most difficult time.

Official notification will be sent out to you all in the near future, together with funeral details when they have been arranged.

With every good wish and blessing.

+ Rt Rev Robert Byrne CO

Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

Confirming the news also was St Annes’s RC Primary Sunderland through their official Twitter page on Sunday evening.

In an official statement”

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former parish priest Fr Michael McCoy. Fr Michael was always a huge supporter of St Anne’s and he will be remembered fondly. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers”


Rev Father Michael McCoy is a member of The Catholic Diocese of Hexham And Newcastle Lourdes Pilgrimage Core Group headed by The Right Reverend Rober Byrne CO Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

In the group, the late Father Michael McCoy was appointed the Youth Section Co-ordinator.

“The Pilgrimage is a family made up of many, each individual member offering themselves in service of all. the pilgrimage draws people from every corner of our Diocese; young and old, those needing assistance and those able to offer it, pilgrims coming to Lourdes for the first time and those who come year after year. In response to Mary’s invitation to Bernadette, they have come as a family to Lourdes each summer and spend a week together in prayer, fellowship and service.”

“Planning and stewardship of the Pilgrimage fall to the Core Group who work throughout the year to plan our week in Lourdes. The Diocesan Hospitalité Council meets regularly throughout the year to support the pilgrimage and its work, both in Lourdes and at home.”

He will be sorely missed by the dioceses and the Newcastle Lourdes Pilgrimage Core Group headed.







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