Father Eugene Lynch SAC R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our brother Father Eugene Lynch SAC who died December 31st at 8.30pm. He will be greatly missed by his family, Pallottine Community and many friends in Ireland, England, Argentina and elsewhere. Eugene was born in Limerick on February 26, 1958, Consecrated as a Pallottine on May 28, 1978 and Ordained a priest on June 12, 1982. My his noble and brave soul rest in peace.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace.”

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Vigil for the Deceased led by Fr. Derry Murphy SAC
Requiem Mass led by Fr. Eamonn Monson SAC
Requiem Mass led by Provincial Fr. Liam McClarey SAC

Monday 17th January- Mass in the Pallottine College, Thurles at 12 noon followed by burial of ashes in Pallottine community cemetery, Cabra, Thurles

The Funeral Mass in Thurles January 17, 2022


A privilege for our students to hear Fr Eugene Lynch, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Visitation, Pallottine Fathers SCA, share his experiences as a young priest in South America, during a regime when many, including priests & bishops, disappeared

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30 Replies to “Father Eugene Lynch SAC R.I.P.”

  1. Together with Eugene …
    While walking on the sand your memory comes alive to me … your footsteps in the cold sand and the humid air that the sun had not yet warmed up … your long-sleeved shirt, your sun glasses, a book under your arm and the customary cigarette … how you enjoyed those solitary walks on the beach!
    That is how you were. Having been in the company of others … you would return to your little world, to your room, with your music and engrossed in reading.
    Your immense frame, your arms swinging and your long strides were also part of the daily life in the long corridors of the Fahy Institute. The rattle of that huge key-ring announced your presence. Dozens of keys which you alone could identify, one by one.
    An infinity of shared moments, thousands of unforgettable anecdotes which, even with the passing of years, those who were with you in this place continue to remember because this was your space. Places which evoke laughter, rebukes, runs along the corridors, hugs, long chats and the certainty with which you responded to every unforeseen event gave security (even when you didn’t have a clue!).
    Priest, friend, confessor, psychologist, teacher, student, pedagogical assessor, marriage counsellor, translator (with your own unique style), and also, electrician, plasterer, plumber and proficient at whatever presented itself. You were all of this and much more for all of us.
    Your noble and generous heart was within your big person. A heart which opened to the extent which you alone wanted, but a heart capable of loving and of giving itself totally.
    Our friendship was born in suffering. You needed our help, our presence, our strength in order to carry on, and without meaning to, you loved each one of us. And so it was that we got to know you and you started to be part of our family, becoming another brother. This all means that we are now sad by your absence, but we know (and we are sure) that you lived fully, in your own way, just as you wished.
    Even though we cannot hear your, we can speak to you and this is the reason for these lines. We know that your love is embracing us, the memory of you brings a smile to our lips even in the midst of so many tears, and we want to say in words all that you mean to us.
    Dear Eugene, now it’s your time to rest with God. We ask you not to be too hard on Him, since it is thanks to His designs that our paths crossed.
    You are always with us.
    Friends in Argentina.

  2. Suipacha, Friday 7th January 2022.

    “The Love of God motivates us.”

    Father Eugene Lynch:

    His time at the Private Institute of San Luis.
    Father Eugene Lynch is no longer with us. He left us on the 31st of December 2021. He had left Suipacha some years earlier, we bid him farewell in the church on the 18th of February 2000. However, we who had the privilege of sharing with him a great deal of time in the task of education, continued to feel that he was still present, in some form.
    In the Institute of San Luis he built, for others, a strong foundation that allowed us to grow together, with a steady rhythm, permitting that the individuals grew into a team with the objective of reaching an ideal, and this ideal became a reality thought the efforts of all, journeying together towards a common objective. In this way the foundation became a scaffolding. A scaffolding on which we walked while observing respect, prudence, the power of observation, the desire to always progress in seeking excellence.
    He was an acute observer of reality, his starting point was often “… well, this is what we have …”, and coupled with his advanced ideas on management, he knew how to bring out the strengths and weaknesses of each one. He broke down structures, he took apart, and then he remade, he taught us to observe, to think, to put into practice, to evaluate, to debate and to take decisions.
    This is how the primary school in the Institute of San Luis was brought into existence. Under his critical and constructive gaze. With his Christian ideals as the flag for the Large Family of San Luis, he strove always to integrate the Primary School with the Secondary School which already existed. INTEGRATION was his constant search: to integrate work teams, to integrate the teachers with the families, to integrate the Parents Association, to seek out and provide all the means necessary to integrate the students with different needs into the education system
    He always sought more, and he made us part of that.
    Eugene was, and is, like a good book, from which one emerges changed from what one was on starting to read the first page. Like a good book. Those books to which one can always, always return. Thank you!

    The School Community of San Luis.

  3. Beautiful writing on Fr. Eugene’s life. Condolences to his family and all the Pallottine community.

  4. From St. Mary Star of the Sea, Hastings

    Terry Buckley
    Very sad news. May Fr Eugene rest in peace. Condolences to his family and to Pallotine Community

    Ann Brady
    Rest In Peace Father Eugene .🙏

    Agata Aris Woloszczak
    Rest In Peace Fr Eugene 🙏

    Claire-Marie Mewett
    May he RIP. Xx

    Susan Bermingham
    Sorry to hear that Father may he rest in peace

    Mel Tobin
    Rest In Peace Fr Eugene 🙏

    Shanti Gaskin
    R.I.P Ft Eugene 🙏

    Michael O’Sullivan

    Hazel Ramsay

  5. From Pallottines Ireland Facebook

    Weenson Andrew Oo
    A true gift was our Fr Eugene. Such a lovely priest, friend and brother. It’s a privilege to have known him. Called by The Father and now called to The Father, his is a life while missed, remains to cherish and to celebrate.

    Nora Gelpi
    May Eugene rest in peace, condolences to his family!

    Marcelo Vicentini
    El padre Eugenio! Welcomed my kids years ago into Saint V. Pallotti School In Belgrano Buenos Aires Argentina.RIP

    Binay Barwa
    May his soul rest in peace

    Teresita Panati
    QEPD …AMÉN 🙏🌿

    Linda Joyce
    May Eugene rest in peace…a lovely priest x

    Luciana Cabarcos
    We love you Eugene and will forever miss you. Condolences to your family and friends.

    Ana Maria Rondina
    My deepest condolences to your family…rest in peace Eugene… from Argentina 🇦🇷

    Colette Ruane
    Omg, what a lovely, lovely man. Rest in piece❤️

    Gabriel Alejandro Preci
    We are going to miss you a lot, Eugenio. You will always be in our hearts

    Ana María Barrale
    Descansa en paz querido Eugenio, pastor y amigo, compartimos momentos de alegría y de pena, siempre estuviste acompañando. Dios te guarde en El. Dios de fortaleza a su familia y a la comunidad palotina, por tan rápida pérdida. El Señor los consuele

    Caroline Heldt
    Rest in peace Fr. Eugene 🙏🕯

    Catherine Ryan
    Rest in Peace 🙏

    Mairead Downey
    Rip Fr. Eugene

    Laura Francioli Barrale
    Querido padre Eugenio. Que descanses en paz. Siempre te recordaremos. Estuviste en momentos muy importantes de nuestra vida. Te vamos a extrañar.🙏
    Un abrazo de consuelo a su familia. ❤️

    Ellen M Stevenson Davies
    So sad to hear this. Rest in peace Fr Eugene ❤️😢

  6. Rest in peace Eugene.
    I could hear you singing the Swahili song…Malaika.
    May perpetual light shine on you!

  7. Rest in peace Fr Eugene a massive part of the church and the community ❤️ A lovely man

  8. How very sad. This is such sad news. RIP father Eugene. You were an amazing man and such a great spiritual influence on so many people, teaching us to have love in our hearts.
    God Bless you always xxx

  9. His mam was a great friend to my mam May Fahy. He would call to see my mam in Marian Ave when he was home. It was with great sadness that we heard of his passing. May his gentle soul rest in peace with his beloved mother Maureen. 🙏

  10. Father Eugene you will be sadly missed in our parish, but I know you have gone no further from us than to God, and God is very near. Rest in Peace.

  11. May God Bless & grant Peace to this courageous & great hearted Priest who gently (& humorously, ) conducted 3 generations of my family from Baptisms to Burial.

  12. My daughter Sofia received from Fr. Eugene her first Communion in St. Patrick, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Always in our heart.
    Rest In Peace father Eugene, and God bless your soul.

  13. What a sad news. Such a gentle Man, he did a lot for us when he was in Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. God bless you, Father Eugene.

  14. Dear Eugene,

    it was very nice to share so many Masses, dinners and deep conversations. No doubt you rest in peace now.
    I do remember those long and rich debates about Peronismo, the Sinn Fein and UK politics.

    Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Claudio Ferreño

  15. So so sorry to hear this. Lovely man and good friend. Knew him since secondary school in Limerick. May he Rest in Peace.

  16. Rest in peace old old friend.we were friends many moons ago while growing up in limerick. He used to write to me and tell all about his new life in the order..God rest his soul.

  17. Descanse en Paz Padre!!!
    Siempre estará presente en nuestros corazones. Afortunados todos los que le conocimos y pudimos disfrutar de sus charlas!!
    RIP Father Eugene. Thank you for everything that you did for us. We’ll miss your laughter and cheerful spirit.
    God bless you!!

  18. Rest in peace Fr. Eugene, Greenford parish will miss you Voice and you homilies. May God uncover his face to you, letting you gaze upon his holy face.🙏🕯

  19. We are sorry to hear of his passing. Father Eugene did so much for our parish.. He will be greatly missed. RIP.

  20. Our thoughts are those of such a kind and gentle man who spread the message of faith throughout the church and school. Such a loss to the parish community, such a lovely and interesting man.
    Personally remembered for the Holy Communion and Confirmation Masses, bringing us closer together as a family and the many weekly masses each with a heartfelt message.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Mandy, David,Michael and Victoria Bratchell

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