|Fr John Joseph Coady, LC (1944-2009)|
July 13, 2009. Cancún, Mexico. Father John Joseph Coady, LC
(1944-2009), passed away yesterday on July 12, 2009 in Mexico
City, in the Year for Priests.
To view a video
about the life of this hardworking missionary priest, click here.
from Ireland, he was born in Enniscorthy in County Wexford
on December 17, 1944. He entered the novitiate of the
Legion of Christ in Dublin at the age of 21
in 1963. After studying classical humanities in Salamanca, Spain and
philosophy and theology in Rome from, he was ordained to
the diaconate in September 1970 at the Legion’s Center for
Higher Studies. His ordination to the priesthood was a few
months later on November 1 at the basilica of Our
Lady of Guadalupe in Rome.
Fr John Joseph Coady, LC, spent
almost 39 years of his priesthood serving the faithful in
the Cancún-Chetumal prelature at Sacred Heart parish, Holy Cross parish,
and the parish of Perpetual Help.
|Fr John Coady, LC, with Pope John Paul II|
His funeral is being
held today, July 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Cathedral
of the Holy Trinity in Cancún, followed by an all-night
During this Year for Priests, we invite our
readers to pray for the repose of his soul. After
a life of service, may he rest in peace.
am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in
me, even though he die, shall live forever” (John 11:25).