The May, monthly installment of the Padre Pio Devotions at the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland will be celebrated by PP Fr. Mossie Brick tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 5th at 7:30pm.
Behind Closed Doors
As with the April devotions this one will also be held behind closed church doors.
However, Fr. Brick will conduct the evening with his ever present veneration of the man who inspired him as a child.
The three ‘open door’ Padre Pio devition evenings have drawn crowds to the parish church in Castleisland the likes of which have not been seen here for a long number of years.
People have travelled here from all corners of the county and from away beyond to take part in the evenings of devotion to the Italian saint and to share in the palpable atmosphere created by the ceremonies.
On this Tuesday evening, Fr. Brick will share the time and space with a departed friend and colleague, Fr. Pat Moore who died on May 1st 2017.
Fellow Geansaí Wearer
As a fellow geansaí wearer, Fr. Moore (June 1957 – May 2017) was also a man of the people and on one of his final ‘jobs’ he delivered the event’s ‘Witness’ on a Padre Pio night in Lixnaw for Fr. Brick in January 2017.
Fr. Moore’s delivery was recorded and it will be played in full for the home audience to hear it on the Church TV Service network which can be heard and seen with a click on the link below.
Perfect Summing Up
A perfect summing up of Fr. Moore’s character was delivered, at his funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, Asdee, by his nephew when he told the congregation of a day soon after his uncle’s ordination in Rome.
Home from Rome as a priest and giving a considerable hand in saving the hay on a roadside field in Asdee, a group of Italian cyclists / tourists stopped to watch the ‘farmers’ at work.
When in Asdee
Establishing that the tourists were Italians the newly ordained Fr. Pat spoke to them in Italian.
When they asked how come he spoke Italian, Fr. Pat roguishly replied: “ye’re now passing through the Italian speaking part of North Kerry,” – in Italian of course but with with an Asdee lilt.
You can hear and see tomorrow evening’s Padre Pio Devotions with a Click on the link here: http://www.churchservices.tv/castleisland