Rev. Peter G. McGrath, 56, entered eternal life peacefully and with the consolation of the sacraments on June 3, 2019, surrounded by his family, brother priests, and his bishop.
He was born January 26, 1963, in Cloneen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, to Betty and Michael McGrath.
On May 23, 2009, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler. He served as Priest-in-Charge of Our Lady of Grace Mission in Hallsville, Texas and, most recently, as Pastor of St. Francis of the Tejas Parish in Crockett, Texas.
Father Peter was preceded in death by his father, Michael. He is survived by his loving family, including his mother, Betty; his brothers, Jim and Michael (Patricia); his sister, Anna (Bill); and nephews and nieces.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Loaves and Fishes Ministry at St. Francis of the Tejas Parish in Crockett or to the St. Mary Magdalene Food Pantry in Flint.
The arrangements for Father Peter are as follows:
Vigil for the Deceased
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
St. Mary Magdalene Parish
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Evening Prayer from Office for the Dead and Rosary
Mass for the Dead
Thursday, June 6, 2019
St. Francis of the Tejas Parish
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal
Cloneen, Co. Tipperary