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Fr Patrick Burke R.I.P. 

Curate in Westport Parish and Pastoral Co-ordinator of Clare Island and Inishturk.

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FR. PATRICK BURKE R.I.P. A TRIBUTE

     The parishes of Westport and Kilmeena celebrated with great joy last weekend the ordination of Fr. John Regan. As part of the ceremony Fr. Patrick placed the stole on the new priest, a symbol of his Liturgical and Pastoral ministry. Little did anyone realise how symbolic his final Liturgical act would become. Fr. Patrick who was so faithful to God and to his people has gone home to the Lord whom he served so well, may he be kindly rewarded.

   Fr. Patrick gave of himself so generously to this parish (Westport, Drummin, Lecanvey and his beloved Clare Is. and Inishturk) over the past very full and action packed two years. Every gift Fr. Patrick had he used to its full potential to journey with those he ministered to in such a deep yet unassuming way.

   Patrick was a man deeply comfortable within himself, which enabled him to deal with any situation in a most unassuming, relaxed like manner, even the most complex and traumatic situations. The amount of ground that Patrick covered was remarkable and so many are left with cherished memories for which they will always be grateful for.

   Fr. Patrick was due to leave us in three weeks, but his departure this week is so different and unimaginable. He is sorely missed by so many. Patrick’s Irish teacher from CBS, Tuam phoned the parish office on Thursday; it was ironic as Betty had not heard that Fr. Patrick was being moved to the Gaeltacht. She said “he was an excellent student and he was the main man responsible for Tuam CBS winning the very first Seachtain na Gaeilge award”. He compered a football match as gaeilge for Radio na Gaeltachta at sixteen years of age. Maith thú Padraig.

   In your prayers remember Patrick’s family, his parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, niece and nephews, as well as his extended family.

   Sincere thanks to all who in so many ways have been of comfort and practical assistance over the past long week. Your kindness and support is deeply appreciated. May the Lord keep Fr. Patrick close and support all who grieve at this time. Solas na bhFlaitheas dó i measc na Naomh.

 

A word of welcome from Archbishop NearyArchbishop Michael Neary

You’ve just entered the website of the Westport Parish and I am delighted to welcome you here! I hope as you make your way through the site that you will begin to appreciate that this is a vibrant place in which the Gospel is not only preached but lived in visible and practical ways too.

 

 

 

 

+Michael Neary

Archbishop of Tuam

Schedule of Weekend Masses in Westport Parish

MASSES & SERVICES WESTPORT PARISH CHURCH:

All Masses / Morning Prayer (Mon. & Thurs., 8 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. / Confessions on Saturday -12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. (top left of the church). / Divine Mercy Prayer (3 p.m. daily) are now all being celebrated in our parish church, St. Mary’s.

  • WEEKEND MASSES:

Saturday 6.30 p.m. Sunday 10.00 a.m. & 12 noon.

  • WEEKDAY MASSES:

08.00 a.m.  (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)

10.00 a.m.  (Monday to Friday inclusive).

  • OTHER SERVICES:

Eucharistic Adoration is being held at Carrowbeg House.

N.B.  Exception: Masses and services start at 7.30 a.m. during Lent.

MASS ON THE RADIO FROM ST. MARY’S CHURCH, WESTPORT:

Tune into 104.8 FM to receive all weekend; Sat. 6.30 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. & 12 noon and 10 a.m. weekday Masses.

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