Of your charity pray for the happy repose of the soul of Father James Ryan, Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Paul, Heywood. Father Ryan was in his 77th year, the 55th of his Sacred Priesthood. May he rest in peace.
The mortal remains of Father Ryan will be received into Our Lady and St Paul, Heywood on THursday evening at 7:00pm with Mass celebrated by the Dean, Father Paul Brindle. On Friday morning His Lordship the Bishop will offer the Requiem Mass at 11:30am in Our Lady and St Paul after which Father Ryan will be laid to rest in Heywood Cemetery.