We write with the sad news of the death yesterday evening, Monday 2 October, of Fr Dominic Anthony McKenna, Parish Priest of the parishes of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Borehamwood and SS John Fisher and Thomas More, Borehamwood North.

Fr Dominic died peacefully in The Royal Free Hospital where he had been for the past few weeks. He was born in Dublin on 21 August 1950 and ordained to the priesthood in Clapton on 12 November 1994.

Condolences are extended to Fr Dominic’s family, friends, colleagues and parishioners of the Borehamwood parishes where he had been Parish Priest since 2010.

Information about funeral arrangements, and an obituary, will be circulated in due course.

Fr Dominic’s earthly pilgrimage was completed on the Memorial of The Holy Guardian Angels. We pray in thanksgiving for his life and ministry, and now for the repose of his soul, asking The Holy Guardian Angels’ intercession:

O God, who in your unfathomable providence
are pleased to send your holy Angels to guard us,
hear our supplication as we cry to you,
that we may always be defended by their protection
and rejoice eternally in their company.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.

May choirs of Angels welcome him
and lead him to the bosom of Abraham;
and where Lazarus is poor no longer
may he find eternal rest.

Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that the soul of Fr Dominic, your servant and priest, whom you honoured with sacred office may exult forever in the glorious home of heaven.
And may his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.