Published : Monday, September 24, 2018 | 11:21 AM
This sermon was delivered by Fr. Denis J. Maher, Priest Minister – Holy Family Church on Sunday, September 23, 2017. Every August since 2003 Holy Family Church has had the pleasure of a visit from Father Denis Maher, who has been a good friend of Msgr. Connolly since Seminary. Fr. Maher has been the pastor of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Hyde, Manchester, England in the Diocese of Shrewsbury since 1996.
Father Denis, as he likes to be known, was born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1940 and spent his early years living on a farm. He credits his early education at the Christian Brothers School in Thurles as the beginning of his aspiration to the priesthood. He was ordained in Thurles Cathedral on June 14th, 1964.
He served as pastor at various parishes before his appointment to St. Paul’s. Father Denis also serves as chaplain to the police in Manchester, and shares duties as Chaplain of Tameside General Hospital. He especially enjoys his visits to the schools and celebrating Masses for the pupils.
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