PHOTOS: A Farewell To Fr Bernard At St John’s Parish Celebration

Posted by

.

Fr Bernard Healy with his parents David and Bridie Healy and brother Aidan Healy. Photo by John Cleary

IT was a case of arrivederci on Friday night to Fr Bernard Healy who said an official farewell to the St John’s parishioners at a special function in the Parish Centre.

Fr Bernard, who is a native of Doon just outside Tralee, is heading off to Rome for the next three years to continue his studies and there was a large crowd at the centre to wish him well.

Fr Bernard was ordained in 2007 and spent a year in Rome before heading to Dingle for four years and then he was appointed to the St John’s Parish in 2012 where he has remained since.

Continued below…

.

Speaking to Fr Bernard at the event, he said he will miss home but is looking forward to his studies in Italy.

“It’s a great privilege and it’s something new. I’ve been doing work in parishes for the past 10 years so heading back to studies is a step into the unknown in a certain sense. I’ll miss the people of Tralee and being part of parish life here in St John’s,” he said.

There were many tributes paid to Fr Bernard at the event and all agreed he will be missed in town. Scroll down for photos…

At a function to mark Fr Bernard Healy’s departure for Rome were, front from left;. Fr. Tadgh Fitzgerald PP, Fr. Bernard Healy and Fr. Sean Hanafin PP. Back from left; Fr. Niall Geaney, Fr. Dan Ahern, Fr. Ned Barrett, Fr. James Linnane and Fr Sean Jones. Photo by John Cleary

.

Margaret Lynch, Pat Lynch, Tom Walsh, John O’Connor, Kay O’Connor and Noreen Hanafin at the farewell party for Fr Bernard Healy at St John’s Parish Centre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Denis Maguire, Dolores Johnson and Jackie Gavaghan at the farewell party for Fr Bernard Healy at St John’s Parish Centre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

.

Susan Keating, Mary Barry, Anne McCarthy and Vicky McCarthy at the farewell party for Fr Bernard Healy at St John’s Parish Centre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    If only we could give an official farewell to Pope Francis too!

    Catholic leaders call on Pope Francis to resign:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFtTHKRO6-k

    Why did Pope Benedict Resign? McCarrick, Vigano and Vatican Bank Scandals Explained in Detail:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q2HSJ6cbMY

image