The arrangements for Canon Foley’s Funeral Rites have now been finalised and are as follows:

Thursday 1st October

Canon Foley’s mortal remains will be received very simply and without formal ceremony into St. Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge at 4.00.pm. Thereafter the church will remain open for private visits for priests and the general public to pay their respects and spend some time in prayer.  At 8.00pm there will be a public rosary after which the Church will close.

Friday 2nd October.

The church will be opened for the usual 10.00am Holy Mass on Friday and remain open for private visits by priests and the general public until 3.45pm when the church will be closed.

At 7.00pm Canon Foley’s remains will be formally received into St. Augustine’s Church. At Canon Foley’s special request, the reception of his remains will be followed by the celebration of Holy Mass. Priests are welcome to concelebrate this Mass if they wish to do so (please bring alb and purple stole).

Saturday 3rd October

The Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s at 11.30am followed by internment in Old Monkland cemetery, Coatbridge.

All clergy are invited to concelebrate, (please bring alb and purple stole). The Right Reverend Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell will be the Principal Celebrant at the Requiem Mass.

May the Lord who chose Jim to serve Him as priest,
number him among His chosen in heaven.


Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of

the Very Reverend James Canon Foley

1931 – 2015

– Requiescat in pace –