Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy for Joseph Sebastian RIP and Reuven Simon RIP

01 Sep 2022

The Funeral Mass for Joseph Sebastian and Reuven Simon will take place tomorrow, Friday 2 September at 11.00am in Saint Mary’s Church, Ardmore Parish, Diocese of Derry.  The Mass, Eucharist will be conducted according to the Rites of the Syro-Malabar Church, incorporating the music and Malayalam language of India.  The celebrant will be Reverend Father Clement Padathiparambil, National Co-ordinator, Syro-Malabar Church, Ireland.  Concelebrants will be:

Father Paul Morley, Co-ordinator, Syro Malabar Church, Northern Ireland

Father Joshy Kuttingal, Syro-Malabar Church, Great Britain

Father Joseph Karukayil, Saint Patrick’s Church, Dungiven

Father Jain Mannathukaran CC, Antrim

Father Roni Maliyekkal CC, Saint Eugene’s Cathedral

Father Joshy Parokkaran CC, Glendermott and Strathfoyle and Chaplain Syro-Malabar Church, Derry.

1st Reading      Wisdom 4: 7-15

2nd Reading     Thessalonians 4: 13-18

The Gospel text is from Saint John 14: 1-7 “Do not let your hearts be troubled”.

Homily to be delivered by Father Michael Canny PP VG, Waterside Parish, Diocese of Derry.

Tributes by various members of the local community.

Words and final commendation by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry – this will be published tomorrow.


For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long +353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Oisin Walsh +353 (0) 86 167 9504.