It came as a shock more than anything
Not that it should be so
But we are frail human beings
The news came so suddenly
The priest had gone home to the Lord
To his eternal home in heaven
And how had it all taken place?
A sudden heart attack!
The news came late in the night
Were we shocked
Were we taken aback – yes we were
Even if we know that the Lord can call
Anyone at anytime and anywhere
Truly we are to be prepared at all times
Still it came so suddenly and so quickly
Yes, it is all too soon and he was only 56
Our prayer is that he rests in peace
Always through the mercy of God
Fr Phillips was a canon lawyer and a brilliant priest who served under a bishop. Most of us had met him only in the month of August this year when we visited several places including Terengganu, in the east coast of Malaysia.
We were treated so well and we had a mass in his home. He struck us all as a humble and hardworking priest with so many plans to fulfil. He had just celebrated his silver jubilee as a priest and had given us a souvenir magazine. We had met some of his volunteers and been blessed to celebrate a mass in his home. So glad he went to the World Youth Day in Poland this year and that his life touched so many youths. His funeral mass was today, Tuesday 12 Sept 2016 at St Jude’s in Rawang Malaysia