It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the evening of 21st February of Rev Fr Sean Leonard .
Fr Sean was 82 years old and had served the Diocese of Leeds faithfully as a priest for over 58 years.
His first appointment was to the Mother of God Parish, Sheffield in 1960, he was then sent to St William’s, Bradford in 1963, St Joseph’s, Leeds in 1966, St Stephen’s, Skipton in 1970, St Thomas More, Chickenley in 1976, St Aidan’s, Mirfield in 1984, and finally to St Patrick’s, Elland in 1991 where he ministered until his retirement from parochial office in 2016.
We pray for the repose of Sean’s soul and also remember his family and friends in our prayers at this time.
Details of the funeral arrangements
Tuesday 19th March 7.00pm.
Reception of Fr Leonard’s body into St Patrick’s Church, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PU followed by Mass.
Wednesday 20th March 11.00am.
Funeral Mass, St Patrick’s Church, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PU followed by burial at Exley Cemetery, Elland.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.