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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
No one can serve two masters.
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'
Gospel...................... Mt 6:24-34
Jesus said to his disciples:
"No one can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field,
which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?'
or 'What are we to drink?'or 'What are we to wear?'
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil."
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