Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meredith shares sad news

Meredith shares this sad news with the choir. Note the last sentence.

HILL, FATHER TED, 75, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama died on April 18, 2009 in Cork, Ireland. Fr. Hill was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1959 at St. Kieran's Seminary, Kilkenny, Ireland, for the diocese of Mobile-Birmingham. He served as a priest in Alabama for forty years until his retirement on July 1, 1999. In his retirement he lived as a priest in Cork, Ireland. Fr. Hill served at St. Ann Church in Decatur, Holy Spirit Church in Huntsville, St. Stanislaus Church in Wylam. He also served as Catholic Campus Minister at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He also served as Chaplain and Counselor at John Carroll High School in Birmingham. He is survived by two brothers, Alex and Finbar Hill and one sister, Mary Kavanagh. Fr. Hill was a life-long sports enthusiast and was a familiar sight in earlier years on the sidelines at Alabama football games when he served as a team chaplain at the invitation of Coach Bear Bryant. A memorial Mass for Fr. Hill will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul at a date to be announced.

Perhaps, if there are enough people available, our choir can sing at the memorial Mass - I think he would have appreciated that (and he was so kind to us in Cork).

8 comments:

Sami Ashley said...

I would be honored to sing at his memorial mass. He was a precious man and so kind to us in Ireland. Not to mention a bama and uab fan... can't go wrong there ;)
~Sami

Brian said...

I agree. Father Hill was an extremely nice man and I think it would be great if we could pay him this respect by singing at his memorial.

Anonymous said...

Count me in.
44

Whitney said...

How sad. I really enjoyed talking with him in Cork. If CC is asked to sing, would y'all mind if I sang too?

Marybeth said...

Does anyone happen to have a picture of Father Ted that I could see, please? My church in Decatur was St. Ann's and I may have known him.

Anonymous said...

I'm with 44!

~ Jenny Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I am all for it!
-Mark Kunkel

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