Fr. Bernard O’Connor OSA sadly died on April 16 in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  

We commend Fr. Bernard to the Lord.  

We pray for his family, for the Augustinian community at St. Mary’s, Harborne, for the parishioners and for all who mourn Fr. Bernard.  

We are very grateful for the ministry of Fr. Bernard in our Archdiocese.  

Many have benefitted from his wisdom, kindness, pastoral care and prayerfulness in so many different ways.  

May he rest in peace.  Amen.

In view of lock-down, Fr Bernard's next of kin, Simon and his father John, have agreed that there be a private Requiem Mass with just the Friars' Community present - live-streamed - followed immediately by burial in the cemetery.

At a later date, when we are all released from lock-down, there will then be a Memorial/Thanksgiving Mass for all his relatives, for Friars from near and far, and for parishioners.