Till we meet again

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