My predecessor as parish priest here at St Mary’s died peacefully late evening of Sunday 14th January 2018 in the midst of his family in the hospital at Mullingar, Co. Westmeath following a week of acute illness. Fr Jack served this community for four years with great dedication, humour and thoughtfulness, his considerable mathematical skills enabling him to put parish accounts and finance on to a much better basis. I was pleased to benefit from this and from other changes Fr Jack made, such as our Saturday morning Holy Hour of prayer with confessions, still going after 20 years .

The Funeral arrangements are: Wednesday 17th January at 5.00pm Reception, Repose and Mass (7.00pm) in the chapel of S.Camillus Nursing Centre, Killucan where Fr.Jack had spent the last few years of his life, followed by Funeral Mass at the church of S.Michael, Castletown-Geoghagan on Thursday, 18th January,at 12.00 noon.

May he rest in peace