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Canon Patrick O'Hare RIP

We pray for the eternal repose of Canon Pat O’Hare, retired priest of this diocese who passed away peacefully in Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, Newry on Thursday 30th March.

Canon Pat turned 89 years of age a few days ago, 27th March, and served this diocese from his ordination in 1953 in the following parishes:

  • St. Barbara’s, Muirhead 1953-1958, Assistant priest

  • St. Bride’s. Cambuslang, 1958-1967, Assistant Priest

  • St. Clare’s, Easterhouse 1967-1972, Assistant Priest

  • St. Paul’s Hamilton, 1972-1977, Parish Priest

  • St. Gerard’s, Bellshill, 1977-1984, Parish Priest

  • Sacred Heart, Salsburgh/St. Catherine’s, Harthill 1984-1992, Parish Priest

  • St. Thomas, Wishaw, 1992-2002, Parish Priest

Canon O Hare’s funeral will be celebrated in St. Catherine’s Dominican Church in Newry on Tuesday 5th April at 12.30pm. Canon Pat’s former assistant, Fr. Harry O’Brien, will represent Bishop Toal and the Diocese and Fr. Harry will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass. The funeral can be viewed on the internet through live web cam at the following address:

(or simply ‘google’ Dominican Church, Newry and log on through their website).

A memorial Mass for Canon O’Hare will be held in St, Thomas; Wishaw at some point in the near future. May Pat now enjoy rest from his labours for his good deeds go with him.

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