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In Loving Memory


We are very sad to announce that Fr Doug McCarthy, SJ, passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon (August 24, 2019). He was 74 years old.

Fr Doug had served here at Our Lady of Lourdes as Associate Pastor for the past six years. We have all been blessed by his presence, his ministry and his friendship. We are grateful for how he shared his wisdom in his homilies, for his insightful counsel and advice, and for his special concern and attention he always gave to those experiencing the heaviest struggles and burdens. We are all better persons and Christians because of Fr Doug.

As his friends, we are grateful that Fr Doug now enjoys God’s peace fully, that he enjoys God’s love fully, and that he enjoys these fully as God’s beloved son. And so, as his friends, let us pray for Fr Doug together. May he rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements


Visitation at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 520 Sherbourne St, Toronto ON, M4X 1K8, Friday, August 30, 2019, 11am-9pm with prayer service at 7:30pm.

Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Saturday, August 31st at 9:30am.

Burial at Jesuit Cemetery, Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 Saturday, August 31st at 2:00pm

A note on Parking at Our Lady of Lourdes: Limited free parking available in church parking lot with additional free parking available at Monsignor Fraser Isabella School (146 Isabella St, Toronto ON M4Y 1P6)
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