Sunday, 28 March 2010

Prayer Request

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Anthony Cornish  who died on the Feast of the Annunciation.
He had been our Parish Priest for many years, heard our older childrens' first confessions, gave them their first Holy Communions and arranged their preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. Fr. was a major influence in the spiritual development of their early years.

Our eldest disabled son was a teenager when he was ready to make his first Holy Communion; he was unable to consume a host (we practised without success using some unconsecrated hosts), and it was Fr. Cornish who arranged for him to receive his first and subsequent Holy Communions by receiving the Precious Blood from the chalice, using a silver teaspoon.

Eternal rest grant to him O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed
Through the mercy of God
Rest in peace


  1. Hello Kate,
    I am Peter, a brother to Tony and having just read what you wrote I wanted to reply and thank you for the kindness in what you said.
    Tony was a fine man and I am so pleased you knew him. His death leaves a void for us all.
    With best wishes.

  2. May I offer you my condolences, Peter. We remembered Fr. Cornish at the Good Friday Liturgy today, and will continue to pray for the repose of his soul.

  3. Dear Kate

    Hope you are having a blessed Easter season.

    We will pray for Fr. Cornish.

    Last week we also attended the funeral of a good priest Canon Michael Culhane. He had a big impact on our lives. In fact he received Alan and his parents into the Catholic Church and concelebrated our wedding. May these priests of Jesus Christ rest in peace.

    In Christ
    Alan and Angeline

  4. Is this the Father Cornish who studied at the English College, Rome? I would love to know as I studied there with him. Ciarán Moss, email:

  5. Ciaran:
    I think it probably would be the same Fr Tony Cornish as we knew that he had been a student at the English College.
    Fr Cornish was ordained in 1967.