Funeral Mass for Fr John Smith


The Funeral Mass for Father John Smith will be held at St Canice’s Katoomba on Friday 30 December commencing at 11am.

The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, will be the principal celebrant at the Mass.

Fr John died on Thursday 15 December.

Fr John had recently retired as Parish Priest of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Upper Blue Mountains (Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls), a role he had served in since 2004.

The parish was established in 1992 following the amalgamation of the Parishes of Katoomba (1890) and Leura (1948).

Parishioners celebrated Fr John's 70th birthday in April this year, honouring his dedication and tireless work for the Catholic community of the Blue Mountains.

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