Fr Patrick McIntyre RIP

Tuesday 30th August 2022

We are very sorry to share the sad news that Fr Patrick McIntyre died peacefully on Sunday 28 August.

St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry, where Fr Patrick McIntyre has been celebrating Mass for a number of recent years, said: “It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that we announce the death of Fr Patrick McIntyre.

“Fr Paddy has been celebrating Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral, in the parish where he grew up over the past number of years, after giving 30 years of his priesthood to the Missions.

“Ordained in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on June 5, 1960 he went on to minister in the Salford Diocese, in Greater Manchester, in July 1960.

“He was appointed to St Mary’s Heaton Norris Parish and then moved from there to Patricroft, to the Holy Cross Parish.

“He was there 16 years, from September 14, 1968, until September 1984, during which time he became the parish priest.

“Fr Paddy’s priestly journey took a different path in 1984 when he volunteered to go to South America and was there for 30 years through the St James Society.

“While in South America he did fantastic work building schools, colleges and nurseries.

“Fr Paddy, retired in October 2013 and returned to Derry to celebrate Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral.

“He will be remembered with respect and admiration for his integrity, his passion about mission and his courtesy.”

There will be a Diocesan Memorial Mass at Holy Cross, Patricroft on Friday 9th September at 7:00pm. If you wish to concelebrate please bring with you an alb and white stole.

Please remember Fr Patrick in your prayers and in the celebration of Mass.

May he rest in peace.

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