It is with great sadness we inform you that Fr Phil Crotty SJ went to the embrace of his God on Wednesday 07 April 2021 during his sleep, at the age of 89 years.

Fr Phil was sent as a missionary to Hazaribag, India in 1953 and spent almost 50 years there. In 2001 he returned to Australia to work with Jesuit Mission.

Fr Phil lived at Richmond until 2007.  During this time he was, for a few months, Acting Parish Priest of our parish.

You are invited to make a donation in Fr Phil's memory to support marginalised people around the worldWe pray for the repose of his soul.


Fr Phil's funeral will be live-streamed on Tuesday 13 April at 10:00am AEST - you can download an Order of Service booklet and watch the Funeral Mass being held at St Mary's Church, North Sydney from 9:50am.