Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Fr. Ivo Pisacane SDB.


On Mon, 2 May, 2016 at 16:09, Edmund O'Neill wrote:

Greetings from Johannesburg.

At 10.30 this morning the funeral took place in a packed St. John Bosco parish church in ROBERTSHAM of our dear Fr Ivo.

The Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop Buti Thlagale OMI. The homily was preached by the vice provincial, Fr Michael Connell and three tributes given at the end - all speaking at length of a most wonderful and dedicated Salesian priest and missionary. Ivo's younger brother Tony came from Scotland to represent the family.

Immediately after the Mass and after a further short service in the Savio chapel of the St John Bosco Centre, some 30 minutes outside of the City and Ivo's home for many years, he was finally laid to rest. The prayers at the grave were led by Fr Eugene Hennessy, who had been. "Son of Mary" at Shrigley many years ago!

A considerable number of email and Facebook tributes were received at the provincial house from his many friends and past pupils, both here and from the UK, as well as from colleagues and fellow Salesians. May he rest in peace.