A Message from Bishop Martin Hayes

A native of the Diocese of Kilmore, Rev. Thomas Patrick Corrigan of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular of the Immaculate Conception was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday 5 November 2022 at 11.00a.m. (local time) at the Church of Our Lady of the Sea, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, U.S.A.  He celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving there on the following day at 11.00am.

Rev. Thomas Patrick from Coppanagh, Lurgan is son of the late Philip R.I.P. and Bridie (nee Houston, originally from Killoughter, Redhills) and nephew of the late Canon P.J. Corrigan RIP of the Diocese of Kilmore

We join with St. Patrick’s Church community, Lurgan in offering our prayers of thanksgiving for Rev. Thomas Patrick, and offer our congratulations to him, his mother Bridie, sisters, Deirdre and Louise, brother Gerry and all the extended family.

May Rev. Thomas Patrick emulate St. Francis’s spirit by performing works of teaching, charity, and social service in his priestly ministry.

In Christ.

+ Martin Hayes

Bishop of Kilmore.