Celebrating the life of Father Leo Donnelly – Requiem Mass

Reverend Father Leo Donnelly, Emeritus Parish Priest of St Agnes’ Parish of Port Macquarie, passed away aged 91 at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney on 23 January and was laid to rest after a Requiem Mass attended by more than 1500 people on 1 February, 2019.

Celebrated by the Most Reverend Gregory Homeming OCD, Bishop of Lismore, Father Paul Gooley and 24 priests of Lismore Diocese, including Father Peter Wood, who serves as Assistant Priest at Port Macquarie, Father Donnelly’s Requiem Mass was a beautifully simple, but fitting, remembrance of a humble man who lived his life in the service of God and others.

The service was broadcast live on the St Agnes’ Parish website and streamed via Facebook, allowing residents in the Parish’s aged care facilities and thousands of people further afield, including parishioners on Lord Howe Island (which is part of the St Agnes’ Parish) and others in the US and UK, to join in honouring and reflecting on Father Donnelly’s life.

Click on the image below to view a recording of the streamed video of the service.