It is with sadness that we inform you that Eileen McHugo has passed away peacefully after a long illness.
Eileen played an important role in encouraging people to go to Medjugorje in the early years of the apparitions, organising her first group to go on pilgrimage there in 1985. In 1993 a small group from Weybridge went with Eileen to Medjugorje along with a group from East London led by Sr. Immaculata. The groups from Weybridge and East London became firm friends and for over 20 years now have been going on pilgrimage to Medjugorje taking hundreds and hundreds of pilgrims with them to receive the many graces of Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje and encounter her messages of peace, conversion and love of her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eileen was a very special lady who started something very important for a lot of people and was dearly loved by all who knew her. We give thanks to God for the gift of her life.
We pray for Eileen's brother, Father Jude, of the Josephite Order at St.George's College in Weybridge, her sister Barbara and all those who mourn her passing. Her Requiem Mass will be at 11.15am on Tuesday, 11th August at Nazareth House, Southend-on-Sea.
Eternal rest grant unto Eileen, O Lord.
And let the perpetual light shine upon her.
And may all the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.