Prayer service for those searching for John

Prayers will be said at St. Joseph's Church, Galliagh for those searching for John Concannon. 0805JM70
Prayers will be said at St. Joseph's Church, Galliagh for those searching for John Concannon. 0805JM70

A prayer service is to be held in St. Joseph’s Church in Galliagh, next Monday, January 18 at 5pm to bless all those taking part in the search for John Concannon.

Inviting people to come along, parish priest Fr Michael McCaughey said the Concannon family are being remembered in prayer by local people.

Volunteers taking part in one of the earlier searches for John out the backroads of Galliagh.

Volunteers taking part in one of the earlier searches for John out the backroads of Galliagh.

Fr McCaughey added that the aim of next Monday’s service was to acknowledge the ongoing effort in the search for John and to seek blessing and guidance that there might be a successful outcome in the search.

Mr Concannon (71), from Altcar Park in Galliagh has been missing since November 10. Mr Concannon has dementia, cannot communicate and also has anaemia. It is believed he may have got on the wrong bus home on November 10 and became confused when it followed a route he didn’t recognise. He was last seen getting off the Fernabbey bus at 5.40pm and walking along the rural Lenamore Road in the direction of the border.

Hundreds of people, including rescue experts and volunteers, have been involved in ongoing searches for him along the border and across Inishowen.

John Concannon.

John Concannon.