Funeral Mass of Bishop Grech

04/01/2011

The funeral Mass of Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech, Bishop of Sandhurst Victoria, will commence at 1pm on Thursday 6 January at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo.

The Cathedral will be open at noon.

Bishop Grech died in Melbourne on Tuesday 28 December, following the recurrence of a blood disorder.

George Cardinal Pell, who consecrated Bishop Grech on 10 February 1999, will be the chief celebrant at the Funeral Mass.

On Thursday morning, Prayer of the Church will be offered for Bishop Grech at St Kilian’s Church in Bendigo from 8am to 9am.

On Wednesday 5 January, the Bishop’s body will arrive at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 6.30pm. Prayer will commence at 7pm and the Cathedral will close at 9pm.

At a meeting of the Diocesan Consultors on Wednesday 30 December, Monsignor Frank Marriott, Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, was appointed the Administrator of the Sandhurst Diocese until a new Bishop is appointed.


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