Father Mick Clarke in 1980

Tuesday May 5th

Goodmorning to you all,
As you know Michael Clarke died peacefully at home on 23rd April. RIP.He is now lying in repose at the home of his sister Anne Cassidy and her husband John in Greenock.Eamonn Monson travelled up from Hastings and will celebrate the funeral Mass for Michael tomorrow Wednesday 6th May at midday, the Mass will be celebrated in the house with just a very few family members present in accordance with the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.Michael will be buried with his late parents Herbert and Nancy in the local cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
Let us join with Eamonn and Michael’s family in prayer tomorrow and please remember the obligation to celebrate at least one Mass for the repose of the soul of our deceased confrere.
God bless

Father Michael on his ordination day June 19th 1976

Fr. Michael Clarke of our Province died a short time ago today April 23rd.. May his good and faithful soul rest in the eternal presence of our God. Michael’s sister Anne and her husband John, and his sister Josephine were with him when he died, they had all watched the Mass on television as they did with Michael every day and at the end of Mass, as the final hymn was being played he died peacefully. RIP. 

Michael was born in Greenock, Scotland, on 30th September 1948; he made his First Consecration on 12th September 1972; and, was ordained on 19th June 1976.

Michael was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just a few months before he was ordained in 1976 and the disease incapacitated him gradually; for many years now he was confined to bed and was lovingly cared for by his devoted family and carers.

Please celebrate Mass for Michael and remember his sisters and his extended family in your prayers and Mass intentions in these coming days. 

God bless 


9 Replies to “FATHER MICHAEL (Mick) CLARKE SAC R.I.P.”

  1. Spent a brilliant week in Lourdes with Michael not long after his diagnosis, I was his engine for the week, courtesy of Mon. Charlie Cavanagh, haven’t laughed as much for a long time, Rest in peace Michael.

  2. May Father Michael rest in the light of God’s everlasting peace, as he gazes on the splendour of God’s face eternally…….

  3. With fond memories and sincere condolences. I grew up in the same area as Michael and remember him well. He made a big impression on pupils in Port Glasgow, celebrating Mass in his wheelchair.
    May he rest in peace.

    • HI John , I remember Fr Michael and your good self very well I am a wee Strone Bhoy as well I do believe I had the pleasure of working with Michael in Scotts shipyard in the early 70s , bless his eternal memory, P.S. I am Francis feesky Donnelly of Crawberry rd take care I will remember Michael in my daily recitation of the Rosary.

  4. Descanse em paz Michael. Deus te acolhe na vida eterna. Sentimentos e preces aos que sofrem pela sua morte. ????

  5. Rest in Peace Fr Michael. ??? I remember you from when you were in Barking (England) Parish in the mid 70s. ???