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O'REILLY (FR JOHN VERE)

The clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Perth offer their deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Fr John O'Reilly who died on Wednesday, 30 June 2021 at Castledare Village. Ordained to the priesthood 1 March 1958, Fr O'Reilly served in the parishes of St Mary's Cathedral Perth, Applecross, Osborne Park, Nedlands and Wilson. Fr O'Reilly also served as a Vocations Director and as an Army Reserve Chaplain.

We entrust Fr O'Reilly into the hands of our loving and merciful God. May he rest in peace. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, Bishop Donald Sproxton, Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey, and the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Perth.

Published 3rd Jul, 2021
ID: 4474708 GB: 4473538

O'REILLY:

Pontifical Concelebrated Requiem Mass for Rev Fr John Vere O'Reilly will be celebrated in St Mary's Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth commencing at 9:30am on TUESDAY (20.07.2021). The Cortege will leave the Cathedral at the conclusion of Mass and arrive at the main entrance of KARRAKATTA Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta at 11:30am for a Burial Service. Vigil Mass will be held in St Benedict's Catholic Church, Corner Ardross Street and Canning Highway, Ardross at 7:00pm on MONDAY (19.07.2021).

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  • O'REILLY (Fr John):

    To the O'Reilly and Smith extended family, my love and thoughts are with you all on the loss of Father John O'Reilly, Uncle John to so many. He was the ICON of the family and will be deeply missed.... Helen Smith

    Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Submitted online by Helen Smith
  • O'REILLY (Fr John):

    We met Fr John O’Reilly when he came to St Benedict’s Church in Applecross. A wonderful man and friend to the Kelly family and performed several wedding ceremonies, lovely memories 🙏🙏

    Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Submitted online by Marion Lake
  • O'REILLY (Fr John):

    We were very blessed to have known Father John and to have him in our lives - he was a tribute to himself and to Jesus and the Religious community - He was a fantastic Mentor for our son Jeffrey Johnson. He will be sadly missed but he is now with his twin brother in heaven above. Laurie and Shirley Johnson

    Wednesday, 7 July 2021 Submitted online by Shirley Johnson
  • O'REILLY (FR JOHN)

    Loved brother of Frank (dec), brother-in-law of Sally, uncle of David, Greg, Rosanne and Families. Thank you for your weddings, baptisms and never ending sense of humour. Rest in Peace.

    Saturday, 3 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY FATHER JOHN Brother to Phil (deceased), brother-in-law to Mary, Uncle to Bernard, Trish and Mal.

    A life well lived in total service to others. A very special man who I am privileged to have had in my life. Now at peace but looking after the world from above.

    Saturday, 3 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY FR. JOHN VERE Beloved Brother to Phil, Kevin (Twin), Frank and his sister Ena, (all dec.). Uncle to Bernard, Peter and Paul and their partners as well as many Grand Nieces and Nephews. An icon of the family a true stalwart of his family and faith.

    Saturday, 3 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY FR JOHN Loved Uncle of John and Jenny, as well as Erin, Brendon, Tim and their families. Uncle John was a gentle, loving and kind man and we will all miss him. Finally Resting in Peace in Heaven.

    Saturday, 3 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY FATHER JOHN Loved twin brother and brother in law of Kevin (dec) and Margaret. Uncle to the O'Reilly 8 and families. Fond childhood memories, weddings and baptisms for many of us. Rest In Peace Uncle John.

    Friday, 2 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY (REV JOHN V)

    Happy memories of Father O'Reilly from the YCW days in the 1960s.

    Rob O'Connor

    Thursday, 8 July 2021 Published in The West Australian

  • O'REILLY (FR. JOHN)

    Treasured memories of John. Our families' friendship began in primary school and continued throughout our lives.

    John lived a full and rich life dedicated to serving God. Our love to the O'Reilly family. Bert, Gail, David and Lisa Harrison.

    Tuesday, 6 July 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • O'REILLY FR JOHN Vale Rev Fr John Vere O'Reilly 13.08.1927 — 30.06.2021 Ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on the 1st of March, 1958. A hero priest of mine, and for many others. Despite living through some difficult times (including the post- conciliar silly-season) he maintained both his faith and his joy. His presence as Spiritual Director during a challenging time in the seminary may be the primary reason many of us made it to ordination. Ever ready with wise counsel, and always with a twinkle in his eye. A true gentleman, and a true priest. "Well done, good and faithful servant ... enter into your Master's joy." (Matt 25:21) Fr Mark Baumgarten, Armadale

    Friday, 2 July 2021 Published in The West Australian

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