Ardfert

VERY REVEREND FR LIAM COMER RIP    24 January 1948 – 18 April 2020

sean Jones on Fr Liam

The Faith Community of Ardfert and Kilmoyley was privileged to have Fr. Liam Comer as a Curate and Parish Priest of our Parish.  He ministered first in Kilmoyley as a Curate from 1992 to 1998, returning again in 2016 as Parish Priest and Vicar Forane of our Pastoral Area, Naomh Bréanainn.

Fr. Liam exuded warmth and friendliness wherever he served in our Diocese. 

The abundant “Get Well” cards, good wishes, prayers and masses he received since his diagnosis and surgery were a testament to his compassion and popularity as a chaplain in the RTC Tralee from 1974 to 1978 and his subsequent ministries in Allihies and Dromtariffe.

He loved his role as a priest and it was his ministry he missed most during his illness, which he bore with fortitude and bravery.

He had a great rapport with young and old alike – his monthly First Friday calls were a highlight for both the housebound and himself.

His first posting after ordination in 1974 was to Salford Diocese, Manchester – hence his great Grá for Manchester United.  He was an avid sports enthusiast and displayed great skill on the hurling field – he played minor hurling for Cork in 1966 – a high achievement – won a Munster Minor Hurling medal that year and played with Cork in the final in Croke Park, but lost to Wexford.

But most of all we will remember Fr. Liam as a committed Priest – a great leader with a vision for lay participation and involvement in Parish to create a welcoming, compassionate Faith Community.

He will be truly missed by us, his parishioners, and fellow clergy.

Fr. Liam was humbled by the unparalleled care he received from doctors, nurses, carers, parishioners and friends.

To quote Fr. Dan O`Riordan`s condolence message on the RIP.ie website: 

Fr. Liam – “A true Gentleman, a proud Corkman and a caring Priest”.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dó – An Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The Faith Community of Ardfert and Kilmoyley would like to thank most sincerely all clergy  who celebrated Mass and the Sacraments in our Churches and ministered in our Parish during Fr. Liam`s illness, with special thanks to Fr. Denis O`Mahony, Fr. Brendan Walsh, Fr. Ned Barrett and deacon Francis White.

Míle buíochas.  

 

Welcome to Ardfert Parish.  Our churches:  St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert and Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley

Contact us: email: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie; telephone: 066 7134131

Priests of the Pastoral Area: Fr Denis O’Mahony and Fr Brendan Walsh.  For emergencies contact Fr Denis on 087 6807197 or Fr Brendan on 087 7913271. 

For live streaming of Masses online from our pastoral area, the diocese and throughout the country, please visit www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras or www.churchservices.tv/. 

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE PARISH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED. Please continue to contact the parish office by phone, email or drop correspondence through the letter box.  The Parish Secretary will be in contact with you.

Parish secretary: Sheila Dwyer

Our Parish is a group of families and individuals who strive to live out the Gospel message. The Gospel gives meaning, direction and hope to our lives. We believe that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full. If you are new to our Parish community and would like to find out more about us please feel free to contact us.

email address: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 
The Presbytery, Ardfert, Co. Kerry.
Tel: (066) 7134131 
 
e-mail: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish Secretary: Sheila Dwyer.  Tel: 066 7134131.

 

CHURCH WEEKDAYS SATURDAY SUNDAY HOLY DAYS
St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert As announced   11.00am  11.00am
Sacred Heart, Kilmoyley  As announced 7.00pm    7.00pm vigil