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Fr John Joseph Coady, LC, Passes Away
MEXICO | NEWS | NEWS
After 39 years of service in the prelature of Cancún-Chetumal, Mexico, a hardworking Irish Legionary rests in peace.




















Fr John Joseph Coady, LC (1944-2009)
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.

Originally 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,
Fr John Coady, LC, with Pope John Paul II
Fr John Coady, LC, with Pope John Paul II
and the parish of Perpetual Help.

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 vigil.

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.

I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me, even though he die, shall live forever” (John 11:25).



PUBLICATION DATE: 2009-07-13


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