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Requiescat in pace Fr Geoff Allen

June 24, 2021

On Thursday 24 June 2021, Bishop Brian Mascord made the following statement:

“I am sorry to convey the sad news that Fr Geoff Allen, aged 80, retired diocesan priest living at Corrimal, died peacefully today at 12.00 noon (Thursday, 24 June 2020) in Wollongong Private Hospital.

Our clergy care coordinator, Sue Daniels, and Fr Geoff’s niece and her husband were with him when he went to God. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to sit with Fr Geoff for some time last night.

Once details of Fr Geoff’s funeral have been finalised, we will provide details.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Geoff Allen and offer our condolences to his family, friends, parishioners and priestly colleagues. May he rest in peace.”

O God, you raised your servant Fr Geoff
to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ,
according to the Order of Melchisedech,
giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice,
to bring the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar,
and to absolve the sins of men and women in your own Holy Name.
We beseech you to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults,
admitting him speedily into your Holy Presence,
there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labours.
This we ask through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Requiescat in pace.

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