In our Thoughts and Prayers

At this difficult time, the Cura family would like the information below to be shared with all those who knew Michael. Please click on the picture for more details.

Holy Mass will be celebrated in St.Joseph’s Cathedral, Swansea at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd August to pay tribute to Michael’s life on his 17th birthday.

Holy Mass will also take place on Friday 5th August at 9.30 am in the Sacred Heart Church, Morriston and a further Memorial Mass for Michael will follow at 7.30 pm also in the Sacred Heart Church, Morriston.

Requiem Mass for Michael will take place in St.Joseph’s Cathedral at 10am on Saturday 6th August followed by a service in Morriston Crematorium at midday.


Bishop Vaughan Catholic School has been devastated by the sudden death of one of our sixth form students, Michael Cura, whilst taking part in a cycling pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The school is supporting Michael’s family at this extremely difficult time and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends.

Michael was a gentle, kind and caring person with a wonderful sense of humour. He was a shining example of Christian witness and lived out his strong faith through serving others. Michael was an Altar server at Sacred Heart Church, Morriston and was also an active member of HCPT helping disabled children in the community to visit Lourdes.

Michael was also a popular, conscientious and talented student. He loved Science and was applying to go on to study medicine. He was a valuable member of the sixth form leadership team and gave so much to the school in so many different ways.

Michael’s warm personality and positive attitude meant that he was extremely popular with both with members of staff and his wide circle of friends. He deeply touched all of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Michael will be sadly missed by the whole community here at Bishop Vaughan.

Please keep Michael and his family in your prayers.

May he Rest in Peace.

Paul White

In addition to support available from friends, family, GP and parishes, if you would like to seek help for your child or for yourself, please do phone 01792 346323, to self refer to the Exchange Counselling service who will be happy to provide trained support through a trained counsellor. For pupils in particular need please also phone school reception during office hours and we will contact the Exchange counselling service to support your referral. 

A book of condolence has been opened and is placed next to Michael’s photograph in reception. Pupil and staff are most welcome to come into school to write a message in it during the hours of 9am and 3pm.