As many of you will have heard, our beloved friend and key volunteer for over 20 years, Michael Fay, sadly passed away recently.
Michael volunteered for CAFOD for almost a quarter of a century, and served as CAFOD Parish contact, a member of the CAFOD Diocesan Team and as CAFOD Deanery Coordinator for Torbay. In all things he approached his volunteering with seriousness, yet with humour and a gentle warmth for all he came across. He was a tireless advocate for justice and stood in solidarity alongside our poorer sisters and brothers, and his passion and commitment to live out the Gospel inspired a great many people here in the Diocese of Plymouth and indeed transformed the lives of thousands around the world.
As well as his key roles for CAFOD Southwest/CAFOD Plymouth, Michael also worked as Diocesan Communications Officer for the Diocese of Plymouth and was an active member of the Cursillo movement and also represented CAFOD and the Catholic Community with Churches Together in Paignton.
Many of us who were his friends, and who worked closely with Michael are heartbroken from his sudden loss, and will remember him in our prayers and forever hold in our hearts; but we can rest assured we have a very powerful advocate with the Lord for our faith-filled work for social justice.
Please join us in praying for Michael and perhaps join us at his funeral, which will take place on Friday 15th September at 10am at his parish church:
Sacred Heart Church 24 Cecil Road Paignton TQ3 2SH
Eternal rest give unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine on him, may he rest in peace.