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Holy Family Church
St. Patrick's Church
parishioners of St. Patrick say a heartful thanks to the University of Southern
Indiana Chamber Choir who performed in Concert at St. Patrick's Church on 12th.
Tree Irish Traditional Band
"He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva,
Visitors from the UK on 25th. February
Group from the UK who travvelled to St. Patricks to view the marriage records of Thomas Patrick O Brien and his wife, Helena Hartnett, on 26th. November 1912. The group includes Katherine Roche, Steve Watson, Derek Watson, and Helena Watson, with David Dwyer, Sacristan.
First Baptism Photo of the Year
From left to right: Senan, Tara (mother), Aidan, Sean with Cormac in arms and Fr. Dan PP
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Group after Noon Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 2016
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Death of Fr. John Cotter, former PP of St. Patricks Church, on Thursday 2nd. February 2017. Below is the Parish's tribute to him on his 70th. birthday on 19th. May 2008. Buriel will be at Knockanvilla, Co. Cork on Monday 6th. February 2017.
May God have mercy on his Soul
Happy birthday, Fr John!
The parish congratulates Fr John Cotter on his 70th birthday, which he celebrated on Monday last, 19 May. A surprise party was held after Mass in Holy Family Church that morning, at which parishioners warmly greeted their overjoyed pastor. Fr John commented that having reached the age of ‘three score and ten', at least it would never be said of him that he died young!
Fr John has been our parish priest for almost three years, his fourth such appointment. He became pastor of Goleen, Ireland's southernmost parish, in 1991, remaining there for four years, before transferring to Uibh Laoire, Bishop Buckley's native parish, which includes Inchageelagh and Ballingeary. Fr John moved to the harbour parish of Monkstown in 1998, before coming here in 2005.
Fr John has had many forms of ministry in his 45 years of priesthood: he was ordained in the then new church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield, on 8 June, 1963. After ordination, his first two years were spent in Savannah, Georgia. On his return to Cork, he became chaplain to the Sisters of Mercy, Schull, before moving to Caheragh as curate. From there he went to Passage West, before becoming Chaplain to St Finbarr's Hospital in 1981, as well as the Director of CMAC (Cork Marriage Advisory Councll). He then spent five years in Kinsale before Goleen called.
Fr John is a native of Rossmore parish, but his family moved to Innishannon when he was young. We rejoice in this significant birthday, and in his calm and prayerful presence among us.
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'In the brilliant 'Light of our Saviour' we are equal, we are both invisible,
and only through our love for God and each other, do we begin to glow'
As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.
He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva,
and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him,
"Go wash in the Pool of Siloam" — which means Sent —.
So he went and washed, and came back able to see.
His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said,
"Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?"
Some said, "It is, "
but others said, "No, he just looks like him."
He said, "I am."
They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees.
Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath.
So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see.
He said to them,
"He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see."
So some of the Pharisees said,
"This man is not from God,
because he does not keep the sabbath."
But others said,
"How can a sinful man do such signs?"
And there was a division among them.
So they said to the blind man again,
"What do you have to say about him,
since he opened your eyes?"
He said, "He is a prophet."
They answered and said to him,
"You were born totally in sin,
and are you trying to teach us?"
Then they threw him out.
When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,
he found him and said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
He answered and said,
"Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
Jesus said to him,
"You have seen him, and
the one speaking with you is he."
"I do believe, Lord," and he worshiped him.
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