Here are some videos from Msgr. Vincent Foy’s solemn burial ceremony on a windy afternoon on March 18, 2017:
At his burial, as his casket was being lowered into the ground, a friend exclaimed: “Semper Fidelis” – Msgr. Foy was ever faithful. Friends are welcome to return to pray at his gravesite, at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Queen of the Clergy Cemetery, 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough (between Brimley Rd. and Midland Ave.). His grave # 261 is in a select place – right beside the statue of the Blessed Mother.
His bronze gravesite marker will read as follows:
Here is an image of the Chalice that will be in the central place of honour:
We were so pleased that His Eminence went the extra miles in the harsh winter storm and remained with Msgr. and us for the burial and that the seminarians also attended. A young seminarian and others were given the extra honour of helping to carry his casket at the gravesite, as pallbearers. The yoke of the blue cloth casket was very light – he kept himself fit through the discipline of peddling his wheelchair around using his feet and through exercise.
A Catholic doctoral scholar and advocate who knew him well and prayed prayers for the dying, including the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, with Msgr. Foy near his passing, says that “Msgr. Foy is not recognized yet as a Saint by the Church. However, those who knew him can be confident that he is recognized as a saint in Heaven. I am sure he is helping us. Ask him to help you…”
If anyone obtains miracles through the intercession of Msgr. Foy, we encourage and invite you to document and submit them through this website. He cared diligently for souls in life and we can trust that he is remembering us now.
May the good Lord inspire ways that we can honour this heroic priest. For example, any future Catholic school would be blessed if they had the privilege and were fortunate enough to be named after Monsignor Vincent Foy.
“And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7)