Fr Cornelius [Con] Murphy SMA [RIP]

The members of the Society of African Missions are mourning the death of Fr Con Murphy, SMA. Fr Con died unexpectedly at the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork on Thursday, 8 February.

Fr Con was a native of Toames, Kilmichael, Macroom, Co Cork, one of three children born to Michael and Brigid [née Foley]. He was ordained an SMA priest in December 1964 and served as a missionary in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya as well as in St Joseph’s SMA Parish, Wilton, Cork.

Fr Con spent many years training seminarians in Ireland, South Africa and Kenya as well as serving as Irish Provincial Superior from 1978 to 1989.

Fr Con’s brother, Liam, predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Sr Immaculata [Mercy Sisters], nieces Siobhán Meers, Bríd Murphy and nephew Michael Murphy as well as five grand-nephews.  See RIP.IE for full funeral arrangements.

Fr Con will be laid to rest in the SMA community cemetery at Wilton, Cork, following 12 noon Funeral Mass in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton on Saturday, 10 February 2024. You can view the Mass via the Church webcam here.

God of mercy and love,
grant to Fr Con, your servant and priest,
a glorious place at your heavenly table,
for you made him here on earth
a faithful minister of your word and sacrament.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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