Fr Peter Ward of Clonard community, Belfast, died at 4.15am this Feast of All Saints, 1st November 2014, in Our Lady’s Home, Belfast Fr Phil Dunlea was with him May Fr Peter rest in peace with all the saints of God and bless us with his enduring presence.
Fr Peter Ward’s remains will be reposing at Clonard Monastery from Saturday November 1st until Sunday evening November 2nd, when he will be removed to Clonard Church at 6.00pm (Prayers beginning at 5.30pm).
Mass of Christian Burial on Monday November 3rd at 11.00am with burial afterwards in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. The funeral can be seen live on webcam on www.clonard.com
Fr. Peter Ward, a native of Belfast, would have been 90 years of age in three weeks time. Fr. Peter worked for many years in India, having travelled there about 1949. He was for a time Vice Provincial of the then ViceProvince of India and Sri Lanka. In the early 70′s he was Rector of the community in Marianella, in Orwell Road, Dublin. In September 1986 he moved to Belfast, where he ministered in Clonard in the years since then. Fr. Peter was dear to us all in the Redemptorists, always with a twinkle in his eye, always welcoming of people who came to Clonard, always ready to help in any way he could even in spite of his advancing years and ill health. He moved only recently to a nursing home, where he died on November 1st, the Feast of All Saints, 2014. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Watch and listen to Fr. Peter preaching in Clonard Church, when aged 82 years, speaking about Faith: Doubts and Belief. Click here to watch on Youtube.