Father Peter McGrath cp, who started the Passionist Family Group Movement in the early 1970s at Terrey Hills parish in Sydney, passed away on Saturday, 3 March. Fr Peter’s health had been declining for some years so his death was not unexpected. He was 78 years old and ordained 53 years ago.
A man of many gifts, much of Fr Peter’s priestly work after he left Terrey Hills was taken up by the growing Family Group Movement, both in Australia and overseas. He also ministered to many people on the fringes of the Church and society. He will be farewelled with Mass at St Brigid’s Church, Marrickville on Wednesday evening, March 7th, and with Mass at St Anthony in the Field’s Church, Terrey Hills, on the morning of March 8th, before a private funeral service.
Vale Fr Peter. May you now rest in peace.