Father Michael Cremin SAC R.I.P.

Fr Michael Cremin died peacefully at 1 am this morning in the Hospice in Wyandotte, Brother Faustino was there with him when he died. May he rest in peace.Michael was in hospital since Friday last and moved to the hospice on Monday. In accordance with his wishes his funeral will take place at St Vincent Pallotti Parish, Wyandotte, and will be early next week, I will confirm details at a later stage.Please remember him in your prayers and Mass intentions today.
Michael Cremin: born 24 May 1958, died 18 September 2019;First Consecration 31 May 1979,Ordained 11 June 1983,Died 18 September 2019.

Michael Cremin had requested that his funeral take place in Wyandotte and the following arrangements have been put in place:
Lying in repose at St Patrick’s Church, Wyandotte, on Saturday 21 from 3 to 8pm, with Rosary and Prayers at 7pm.Lying in repose at St Joseph’s Church, Wyandotte, on Sunday 22 from 2 to 8pm, with Rosary and Prayers at 7pm.Concelebrated Funeral Mass in St Joseph’s Church, St Vincent Pallotti Parish, on Monday 23 at 10am.Entombment will take place later that day at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.


Obituary of Father Michael Cremin S.A.C.

Fr. Michael L. Cremin, S.A.C.

Born – May 24, 1958

First Consecration –  May 31, 1979

Ordination –  June 11, 1983

Passed to Eternal Life –  September 18, 2019

Born on May 24, 1958, in Cork, Ireland. He was the second son of his late beloved parents, John Joe and Josephine (Josie) and had two brothers, Tony and Kieran who also predeceased him. He is sadly missed by his loving Pallottine Community, his family, sister-in-law Linda, nephew Conor, niece Christina, his uncle Fr Michael Cremin, O.Carm, many cousins and their families,  by his much-loved parishioners and by a wide circle of friends. 

Fr. Mike was called to serve the Lord and he entered the Pallottine Community in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, in September 1976, he received his formation in Ireland and made First Consecration as a Pallottine on May 31, 1979, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1983. Michael began his ministry in England and served as parochial vicar at the Parish of Our Lady of the Visitation, Greenford, Middlesex. He went on to serve as Chaplain at Cardinal Wiseman Secondary School, Greenford.  He had the opportunity for further studies and pastoral development and spent a year at the Institute of St. Anselm, Cliftonville, Kent, England. He was later transferred to Ireland and spent 6 years at St. Patrick Parish, Corduff, Dublin and while waiting for his visa to minister as a priest in the US he worked at our Pallottine Mission Centre in Thurles. He was appointed to the Pallottine Mission House in Wyandotte in 2004 and then to the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Vincent Pallotti in Wyandotte.

Fr. Mike made his home in Wyandotte as pastor of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. He is well known in the community as the “little Irish Leprechaun priest.” There wasn’t a day that went by that someone would see him out and come to talk to him.

Fr. Mike was a “people’s person” and this characterized his 36 years of priestly ministry, he was committed to the ministry entrusted to him, he was positive and outgoing and tried to bring joy, the joy of the Gospel to all pastoral situations. 

Fr. Mike was gracious, giving and was kindhearted. He reminded us that it is important to be around the people that bring out the best in you. Fr. Mike would stop whatever he was doing to assist those who needed him.

Fr. Mike loved the children of the parish and it would please him so much when he saw them attend Mass and assist him in serving Our Lord at the altar. 

Fr. Mike enjoyed his new Rectory, which he called the “little house on the Maple.” It gave him a bird’s eye view of St. Joseph Church as he sat at the kitchen table having tea and cookies. Fr. Mike looked forward to planning his parish trips to Ireland and abroad, and always enjoyed being the “travel agent” for the group.

Sadly, Fr. Mike was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and he faced it with hope. All throughout he never lost his positive outlook and his desire to continue to minster. He was very much “at home” in Wyandotte and lived his last weeks knowing that he was buoyed up by the prayers, Mass intentions and good wishes of his community and his many, many friends, as well as the bowls of soup and snacks prepared with care to tempt his depleted appetite.

Fr. Mike will be sadly missed, as he would always remind us, “I’m just on the bus behind you.” Now Fr. Mike is on the bus ahead of us all. 

May he rest in Peace.


58 Replies to “Father Michael Cremin SAC R.I.P.”

  1. For Michael, got to know you after you said mass for my deceased nephew in corduff ireland. I will never forget how I quickly was absorbed in the nature of your kind gentle heart. You turned out to be a friend and I can only sad it is so sad that you have had to depart this life but I know our lord is up there with open arms waiting on the man who brought so much love and kindness to those he In came in contact with and that was everyone. He gave his whole self to us all and that is why Fr Michael you are so loved around the world and you will be so sadly missed. Rest In Peace my dear friend x??

  2. It was with great sadness to hear of Fr. Michael’s passing. He was a great friend to me and my late husband Peter and to all our family. We have known him since he was at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Greenford.
    May He Rest In Eternal Peace In heaven with his parents and brothers.

  3. I have such fond memories of Fr Michael from Our lady Of The Visitation School and Cardinal Wiseman in Greenford. He was one of the kindest, caring, compassionate people I’ve ever met.
    I’m extremely saddened to hear about his passing
    Rest in Peace Fr Michael xxx

  4. Father Cremin helped me move to Cork three years ago. He was extremely loved in the small, but powerful community of Wyandotte, Michigan. It’s ironic that I am in his country and he passed in my neighbourhood. Until we meet once more, Father Michael, enjoy Paradise!

  5. I feel privileged to have had my loving cousin Fr. Michael as part of our family. What a beautiful person he was, so kind and caring. Fr. Michael always had a way of leaving me with a sense of peace and serenity whenever we met. My wife Ber and I were honoured to have had Fr Michael officiate at our wedding, 30 years ago and he made it a very special and memorable day for us, bringing lots of love and humour to the occasion. As a pure coincidence we met up last year on one of his regular visits to Cork and happened to meet at a coffee shop right next to the church where he married us on the same day and almost same time where we had married us 29 years previous. We visited the church and said a few prayers together and he gave me a beautiful blessing.

    Following the year of my Father’s passing we vacationed with Fr. Michael and members of my family in Florida. Fr. Michael was able to make us laugh during that difficult time. He was always a beam of positivity and had a wicked sense of humour.

    May he rest in peace and be reunited with his beautiful family in heaven.


    Pat, Ber and Lorna
    Cork City, Ireland

  6. Fr mike was my first cousin, he grew up in Togher,Cork city together with his brothers Tony and Kieran and thier mom aunty Josie.This was s stones throw from where we were brought up in Bishopstown. Mikes dad John Joe and my dad Denis were brothers together with there other brothers Billy and Fr mike Snr and his sister Kathleen they were born and raised in Cahill Ville,St Luke’s Cork..Mike was Cork by nature born and raised, and educated in Christ Ri.. initially and onwards to his religious studies. Mike was truly a good guy, kind and sincere.. with a a warm and sweet nature which touched us all.. smart with a great personality, his sense of humour made us laugh and sometimes his singing made us cry, he had a great voice and whether it be singing the “green fields of France or “the red rose cafe” he loved to sing and make people feel happy.. he was truly a people person, gave time to everyone no matter who they were.. if he wasn’t a priest he would have been a great entrepreneur.. mike has a special gift he got on with everyone and gave his time equally to one and all.. we shared many a time growing up, weddings aniversaeys funerals etc etc and I will always remember him to be a warm and engaging personality that included all.. mike was truly a legend in his own right and We as a family will fondly remember him.. May god bless him and may he rest in peace.. xx

    • Sorry for your great loss. I knew Fr Michael through his friendship with my brother. It was an honor to have known him. A truly lovely man. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Rest in peace Father Michael . You were a great friend to me

  8. RIP Father Michael old neighbor’s of ours on Edward Walsh Road Togher. He brought me to mount mellary with his parents when I was a child.

  9. Michael,

    May you rest gently in the arms of the King of Kings. You ARE one of a kind and heaven is more a REALITY because I know you have arrived safely. ➕ Shalom my friend.
    Michéal Ryan

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Michaels death I lost contact with him 55 years ago when I left school in Colaiste Chriost RI in Cork, we sat together and were friends during that time. In all those years I never forgot him and often wondered what happened to him, 3 months ago at a golf outing I met a person who knew Michael and he gave me the run down on his life. I was pleased to hear of the life he made for himself, He was a gentle caring person all those years ago and to read all the comments on here it is clear that was how he lived his life. May you rest in peace Michael.

  11. I always enjoyed Fr. Mike’s sermons. They were very entertaining.

    R.l.P. Fr. Mike.

  12. An amazing man…from an amazing family…and an amazing friend who was truly a guardian angel to many of us.

  13. Rest in peace Fr. MICHAEL.RIP. We always enjoyed your company in Charleville.

  14. Happy memories of our pilgrimage to Lourdes. Fr Michael sang his heart out!
    May he rest now in peace in God’s arms

  15. Rest in Peace Fr Michael Cremin such a kind Gentle & humorous man . Happy memories of you at Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford. Remember your cheery smile & always so approachable . Thinking of your family & loved ones at this sad time . Prayers & best wishes from Claire Gammell & family XXX

  16. Riep father cremin
    Will always remember you and your kind eyes and singing thanks for being a part of my life will never forget you

  17. This was a very special man and priest. He married my wife and I 31 years ago. I remember going to marriage classes and having the best time ever. My wife is not catholic but loved him and his approach to life and religion. May he rest in peace because I’m sure he will bring something special to where he is going in heaven. We are living proof that he could unite anybody. Rest in peace Fr Michael ❤️


  19. Rest in peace Father and thank you for everything that you did for me and how you helped us.

  20. Very sad to hear about Michael’s passing. He has helped me and many other like me when i arrived at the Cardinal Wiseman High School in Greenford, West London. He was centre of attraction of the playground. Singing and Dancing to entertain kids, I still remember him walking in the school grounds picking up the litter left by students, saying that his dad used to do it and was asked to do the same.
    When he baptised my baby brother, after the ceremony, he put him down expecting him to be able to walk. The brother was old enough to walk but was too lazy to do so. So Michael, put him down to go to mum and dad and obviously, he crashed. A few days later the brother walked everywhere lol.
    Another time when he came to my mums wedding and ended up spending most of the evening with my grandad. Micheal only knew a few french words and my grandad only spoke the local patois that has nothing to do about french. The 2 of them spent the evening drinking wine and in deep conversations.
    When I finished my National Service, I went to visit him in Ireland, where he made me visit great part of his homeland. Ended up spending a lot of time with a family he knew for a baptism. No he did not put the kid on the floor… But the family ended up being neighbours from a few doors down to where I grew up.
    He was a good man and he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  21. Sad sad to hear the news. He was a good man. Helped me and many others at Cardinal Wiseman High School in Greenford when we fisrt got to the country 30 years ago. Always the entertainer in the playground. Always picking up litter, as it was what his dad used to do and used to make him do to too. I will always remember when he baptised my baby brother. He thought he was able to walk, put him on the floor and asked to go to mum and dad. Of course the brother crashed. A week later he walked everywhere.

    Even with little french, he could hold a conversation with my grandada who not only did not speak any english but only spoke our local patois during my mums wedding party.

    Made me discover a great part of Ireland when I went to visit after my national service. Ended up visiting my neighbours who knew him too… anyway. He was a great man. Its a shame i did not know where he went or what he was up to. You will be missed Micheal. May you rest in peace.

  22. Rest in peace fr Michael
    You left a lasting impression from your time serving in st patricks parish dublin ireland

    • Rip fr micheal you where a great man in Corduff always helped anyone

  23. May you rest in peace Fr Michael. You were always lovely. May God hold you close.

  24. Rest in peace Father Cremin, I remember you from my school days. Always ringing the bell every Friday morning trying to gather people for Mass. Ready to talk to whoever would listen about God and salvation. Thank you for all your kind words. Xxxx

  25. May eternal rest be granted you Fr. And may perpetual light shine upon you.

  26. Such a wonderful priest. It was my honor to have known him. How my mom would look forward to going to mass just to see him. “Momma Momma Momma” he would say to her as he held her hands. He buried my Dad. He was the kindest gentlest man with the biggest heart. I am so so sad. There is no doubt he is in heaven praying for all of us. You will be missed. God bless you Father Mike for all the joy and blessings you have given us. You will be so missed.

  27. May the perpetual light shine upon you Father Michael Cremin. R.I.P. my dear friend . We will miss you Father Michael !????

  28. A great man and priest in St. Patricks parish Corduff

  29. Descanse junto de Deus, Pe. Michael Cremin. Sentimentos à família e irmãos de comunidade Palotina.
    Que do céu interceda pelos que sofrem sua ausência. Descanse em paz.

  30. What great priest and friend
    So sad to learn of his passing. He was definitely one of the good ones.
    He worked so hard and so long thru all the closing of different parishes, all the up and downs.
    He’s with God now and his family….?

  31. When one was around Fr. Mike, you truly felt the presence of Christ on earth right next to you. He was an inspiration to so many people, influencing us in moving closer to Christ on this earthly journey. May he Rest In Peace for eternity.

  32. Fond memories of you in Corduff. Rest in Peace Fr. Michael.

  33. Very sad to hear of Michaels untimely death. Memories of a lovely Man. From the Jones family in ireland

  34. So much love for Fr. Mike. He will be missed in this life but I believe we meet again. In the meantime pray for us as we will remember him always. Always will remember his songs and his jokes and most of all his heartfelt homilies. A humble man of God. ????????????

  35. He was a very good man of God and deeply loved and respected by many .He will be missed Rest In Peace Father Mike say hi to my mom and late husband he officiated at both of there funerals they also liked him

  36. Rest in peace Fr Michael Cremin. May the perpetual light shine upon you.

  37. We are so deeply saddened by the sudden passing of my brother in law Michael…. his nephew Conor and his niece Christina and their late father Kieran will always think and remember him with much love and wonderful memories…. all our thoughts and prayers are with all of u whom had the privilege of knowing him .Linda Cremin

    • I hope your family knew peace before he left us too soon.

    • Dear Linda
      We had the awesome privilege to get to know Fr. Mike. He spoke fondly of you. He spoke with his mother on the phone every morning before she passed on. There wasn’t a dry eye at Mass on Wednesday when we heard the news. We will miss him greatly. If only I could hear him sing one more time.

  38. Totally heartbroken. Father Michael officiated our wedding in St. Patrick’s parish in Corduff Dublin 18 years ago. A great family friend over the years I will miss him greatly. A brilliant man. RIP my dear pal. From the Dawnay and O Connor family.

  39. I’m so sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. I remember Fr Michael from his time here in St. Patrick’s Parish Corduff Blanchardstown. He would enter a building singing and spreading joy to all who met him. Rest In Peace Michael.

  40. Fondly remembered from 1985 Pallottine celebrations in Rome.
    May he rest in peace.

  41. Fr. Michael was so much more than a man of the cloth. He had a kindness and love around him that was so real it was like it shined off him. I will never forget this story about Fr. Michael. About a year and a half ago or so, my son Xavier and I went for a ride. We ended up at the park behind the old WCCS school. We were playing on the swings and this man comes along. The man had a Detroit Tigers cap on his head and an navy blue coat. I turned to greet the man and I saw that it was Fr. Michael. I was very glad to see him. He came right over and gave me and Xavier both a hug. Xavier knew him from his Reg. Ed. classes and church. Fr. Michael sat there and talked to us for at least 45 minutes to a hour. We talked about all kinds of subjects, from baseball, to dogs, to his beloved homeland ( which my people are from as well ). As it started to get cold and darker, I asked if he wanted a ride home. He smiled and looked at me and said “son they are waiting for me over at the parish hall”. I was amazed. He had a meeting and yet he took the time to stop and talk to me and my son, and he did it for very close to an hour. Later I realized that Fr. Michael could tell that Xavier and I had been having a hard time that day. Xavier and I left our disagreement at the park. ” Blessed is the peacemaker for he is truly a child of GOD “. Thank you Father Michael, not just for that day but for all the other kind words you would have for as when we would enter the Church or after mass. Or just ran into you. For a while I was foolish enough to think that Xavier and I were your favorites, then it dawned on me that the whole parish and outside world were your favorites too. BLESS YOUR SOUL.

    • Well said! One felt the presence of God when he was around.

  42. So sorry to hear this news. What a loss to the community and his loved ones. May he continue to pray for us all ?

  43. Fr Mike you are a beautiful person inside and out side may the perpetual light shine soon you you will be missed but you are in a better place and you are with your family ❤️ may you rip ?

  44. May the angels lead you into paradise, Fr. Michael. You were truly appreciated by this family.

  45. May the good shepherd bring his gentle soul to his heavenly pasture.
    I recall going to Rome with him from the Greenford parish in 1984 I think
    RIP Father.