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  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. Dear Fr Eugene
    You are in total peace after all that you did tirelessly & unselfishly for your flock in Greenford and I have no doubt in Argentina too. We have lost an amazing shepherd but are blessed that you have impacted all our lives in some way, that we will cherish forever.
    Thank you Father God for the gift of Fr Eugene and that we are all richer and blessed for having known him than not at all.
    You are now with God, dear Fr Eugene, and at rest , for your work directed by Our Father is done .
    Amen 🙏

  4. I am very sad Father Eugene lost, for the last 3 years or mire he was my confesor and the only person I could trust and with I felt confident. I still have tears on my eyes thinking I will be not able to see him and hug him. I hope he rest in peace. He was always for me, at any time, always there to listen and give me his kindly and right words of comfort and peace. I will miss you for ever.

  5. Dear Pallotine Brothers and Fathers.

    First of all congratulations for having this page for us to read Pallotine news.

    Secondly congratulations to the last ordained fathers. Hongereni sana.

    I am the Secretary to my local Christian Community named after St Vincent Palloti here in Dar es Salaam – the Blessed Joseph Allamano – Kwembe Parish requesting all materials especially prayers and Novena of and for St Vincent Palloti. The sooner you reply the better for early preparation of the feast of St Vincent Palloti. My numbers are +255 713 791119. Email: karaujr@gmail.com

    Thank you


    Michael Massawe

  6. Beautiful letter from Fr Eamon
    Sincere sympathy to pallottine priests, Thoughts and prayers to Fr Eugene family.
    May Fr Eugene rest in perfect peace God bless him and keep him safe in the arms of our Lord.

  7. Congratulations to all the Pallottines in the new Region of East Africa! We, the Medical Missionaries of Mary in Ireland, send warmest greetings and heartfelt blessings! We have great memories of our shared ministries of Evangelisation and Healing! Here’s to a continuation of our joint work for God’s kingdom in Tanzania and Kenya!

  8. Congratulations to all the pallottine priest’s and Brothers may god bless you all in Abundance on this very special occasion

  9. Thoughts and Prayers on the passing of Fr. Eugene May He Rest In Perfect Peace 🙏🏻

  10. That was Eugene! He told us that his suffering allowed him to connect with those in pain he comforted. What a great priest he was. Many thanks

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

  12. We are really going to miss you in our Greenford community and all our wonderful priest looked after fr Eugene during his last few years .he was suffering
    And so much in pain when he comes to do our masses . I have never heard a word that he say anything about his sickness all these years which I have been associated since 2019 after my retirement . And I asked him one day can I do anything to help all the priest .and his answer was of course you can , I have got involved in our parish He is a real gentleman and a wonderful priest . But
    we know that he is with our god and looking down upon each and every one and all the help and support he has given to all of us in our Greeford parish community and all the pallottine dear priests 🙏🙏May he Rest in Peace fr Eugene 🙏🙏

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  14. I thank Fr. Eammon for the moving testimony on Fr. Eugene Lynch. I too share the sorrow of the loss of this great confrere. My condolences to Fr. Liam and all the confreres of the Irish Province. So also to the family members of Fr. Eugene.
    Regardless of all these inevitable pain and sorrow, life must move on, with gratitude in our hearts for the loved ones lost from our sight but with the firm conviction that the God of life will make them shine in the heavenly Kingdom. May Fr. Eugene enjoy eternal peace and pray for us.

    Fr.Jacob Nampudakam SA
    Rector General from Rome

  15. Que en paz descanse – Rest in peace.
    Thank you Fr. Eamonn for sharing those words with us.
    No doubt he was a great christian and a good priest.
    A big hug from Argentina. For you and for all the pallottine community all over the world.

    Que Dios lo guarde en la palma de su mano.

    PS. Lucky me, being in the background of the photo you chose. I guess we were in Mercedes, Buenos Aires.

  16. Eileen Connolly
    R.i.p fr Eugene the bed of heaven to him condolences to all his family and friends and his pallottine community 🙏

    Martha Gourey
    RIP Fr Eugene 🙏🙏

    Damian Ryan
    He was a wonderful human priest, from a wonderful family. Tá se imithe ar shlí na fírinne, Démian

    Sue Tokley
    RIP Fr Eugene. 🙏🙏🙏
    Recent times have seen such losses for our dear Pallottines. 🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

    Josie Hurley

  17. 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

  18. Fanny Sims
    Fr Eammon…that was the most moving piece to read. Thank you for sharing. It holds many messages that are so informative and spoken from your heart. It has given me a great sense on positive perspective about loss, and has how to manage loss. I thank … See more

    Therese Devaney
    May he RIP sympathies to his family and to you fr Eamonn Monson and to all the Pallottine community

  19. 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 ❤️😢

  20. How lovely to read this what a remarkable man and life Fr Eugene lead and yourself more than a feeling wonderful article. Thank you

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

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

  23. 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

  24. 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. 🙏

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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!!

  33. 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.🙏🕯

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

  35. 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

  36. Bernadette was very spiritual woman inside and out. Fr Eamonn you have summed her up perfectly. She is still greatly missed by everyone she ever met. Especially the UAC.
    God bless you Bernadette. Please pray for us all.

  37. Comments that have come in from the Irish Province about Father Hubert:
    “A wonderful, holy man”
    “Another pillar gone”
    “One of our truly special men”
    “May he rest in peace. Amen.”
    “I will offer Mas for his eternal rest”

  38. Congratulations to you all,
    May god bless and keep you

  39. Congratulations to these jubilarians! I have only been blessed to know one of them, Seamus Freeman, whom I first met in Australia in 1985 and whom I last visited in 2016. He has given a lot to the SAC but has also given much to the UAC. He remains always in my prayers as I pray that he be blessed with peace and love at this stage of his life.

  40. We have wonderful memories of Fr. O’Dwyer
    at St. Elizabeth’s University Parish in Lubbock, Texas. Our son was his alter server for a period of time. Our daughter was at Texas Tech and before a big exam she would visit with Fr. Mike. He has been a strong force in our family. 🙏❤️🙏

  41. I worked with Fr. Mike in Lubbock, Texas. The were blessed years and I thank Fr. Mike for his kindness and dedication. God bless you. Sr. Betty Preston, MMB
    Liberty, Mo.

  42. Hi Michelle, this is Eamonn. Derry and I were talking on the phone about how important you were in Michael’s life. So calm, so gentle, so loving, dedicated and a very good listener. Thank you so much for your kindness to me, to us whenever we visited. Michael’s passing will leave a big empty space in your life so take good care of yourself. God bless you.

    • Thank you Eamonn. He certainly was a big part of my life and I loved him dearly.

      Michael spoke fondly of you and your family and he did say after your most recent visit that he thought it would be the last. He was content with that as he had been worried about you but seeing you seemed to give him some relief.

      Your memories of Michael made my smile as I can picture him to a tee! Typical Greenock bhoy! I’m sure going to miss his sense of humour!

      I am truly sorry for your loss too Eamonn….one day at a time.

      Much love, God bless

  43. Descansa em paz na cama do céu, Michael! Emocionante a vida de Michael. Lindo testemunho de amor e paixão pela vida.

  44. Felices Pascuas Fr. Derry de parte de la familia Kechnie.

  45. Meus sentimentos a vocês que sofrem a perda de mais un membro da Província e muito jovem ainda. Nossas preces pelo repouso eterno do Pe. Hernan e que Deus conforte os irmãos e familiares. Intercede pelos seus, Hernan, junto de Deus!
    Força, coragem e fé neste momento difícil e doloroso????

  46. Please Can A Priest Bless 1 St Anthony Padua Relic Prayer Card
    I Can’t Get it to You in Person

  47. Please Dear Irish Pallotines Amen
    Please I Beg You on my Knees to Please Pray a 54 day Rosary Novena for me Derek Gerard Solomon
    For the Past 24 years I’ve been living in a house that is possessed with Devils

  48. A beautiful story and one for you to be so grateful for the privilege of being present at his beside in his last days. It cant have been easy for you either as it all takes time. Thank God for your unselfishness in making yourself available to spend time with these beautiful people who are in such need of spiritual help.

  49. Sincerest congratulations and. Blessings.
    Fr. Vincent Kelly sac
    Cork, Ireland.