Life has changed, not ended …

Please remember in your prayer Fr. Gregory Manly, C.P., from the Templestowe Community who died in Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew (Melbourne) this afternoon  9th February 2009.

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FATHER GREGORY MANLY, C.P. – Concelebrated Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr Gregory Manly C.P. will be offered at Holy Cross Chapel, 207 Serpells Rd (cnr Smiths Rd) Templestowe on Friday Feb. 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. At the conclusion of Mass, the Funeral will leave for burial at the Anderson’s Creek Cemetery, Blair St, Warrandyte. Vigil Prayers will be offered in the above Church, Thursday Feb. 11 at 7.30 p.m.

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All powerful God, grant to our brother Gregory, one with us in the sacred bonds of the Passion, forgiveness of his sins. His desire on earth was to be like Christ, your Son. May he rejoice in his presence and praise you for ever.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

[Votive Mass for Deceased Members of the Congregation of the Passion.]

Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven.

[Preface for Christian Death I]

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