Limerick religious community in mourning after death of well-known priest

Maria Flannery

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Maria Flannery

Fr Pat Reynolds, originally from Mungret, had been living and working at the Redemptorist Cherry Orchard Parish in Ballyfermot in recent times

Fr Pat Reynolds, originally from Mungret, had been living and working at the Redemptorist Cherry Orchard Parish in Ballyfermot in recent times

A RELIGIOUS community is in mourning following the death of a Redemptorist priest and missionary from Limerick.

Fr Pat Reynolds passed away in the care of staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin on November 22.

The priest, originally from Mungret, had been living and working at the Redemptorist Cherry Orchard Parish in Ballyfermot in recent times.

He had previously worked in the missions, and spent considerable time in the Philippines.

Fellow Redemptorist Gerry O’Connor posted a tribute online, in which he said that Fr Reynolds was “a remarkable human being, faith activist and kind priest”.

He fondly remembered memories of “moments of laughter and tears” during their years at Cherry Orchard.

Fr Pat is predeceased by his brother Fr Gerry, who was involved in peace talks in Northern Ireland.

He is deeply missed by his other brother, Michael, who is a prominent community and GAA figure and well-known farmer in Mungret, as well as his sister Noreen (in England) and sister-in-law Kathleen.

He is missed by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, friends in Ireland, the Philippines and his Redemptorist Confreres from around the country.

The family is originally from near Quinn’s Cross. 

Fr Reynolds’ funeral details are as follows:

Reposing in the Church of the Most Holy Sacrament, Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot from 3pm to 6.45pm on Thursday, November 23, followed by a celebration of the Eucharist at 7pm and removal immediately afterwards to Mount St Alphonsus Church, Limerick.

His funeral Mass will take place at 12 noon on Friday, November 24, followed by burial in the Redemptorist Community Plot in Castlemungret Cemetery.