A note of thanks…and request for prayers

Pat Rogers, who is responsible for our daily Homily Resource and Readings, has been a mainstay of our site for so long. It is easy to take him for granted. He has always been an enthusiast for the ACP. He appeared to be exuberant about the presence of the ACP in the public domain and delighted in being able to help all the practitioners struggling with the Readings. It has been an excellent service and is the most consulted part of the site.

Pat has been unwell with Covid. He is now suffering from Long Covid and is quite poorly. We followed his progress over the months and even his lack of progress. We cannot ever forget his contribution to us as ministers. We are grateful for all he has given us and deeply appreciative of his inspiration and his encouragement. It would be good if we could keep him at the centre of our praying. Pat is very special for all of us.

In thanking Pat we also express our gratitude to his colleague, Gerard Bennett, who, through the goodness of his heart, posts the Readings on our website.

Míle buíochas agus rath Dé oraibh, Pat agus Gerard.

Séamus Ahearne osa.


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  1. Kevin Walters says:

    “It would be good if we could keep him at the centre of our praying.”
    Yes absolutely, while being most grateful for the informative help that I and many others have received from Pat over the last eight years.

    kevin your brother
    In Christ

  2. Joe O'Leary says:

    Wishing Pat patience in his ordeal and a quick recovery. He will have a tale to tell from which we can all learn.

  3. Gerry+O'Hanlon says:

    Wishing you well Pat, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers here in Jesuit community in Cherry Orchard. Had tried to get in touch earlier but don’t have your email address. Thanks for your great contribution, not to mention many happy memories of Milltown.

  4. Soline Humbert says:

    Bonne récupération Pat. Que le Christ t’apporte récomfort et paix. Bonne Pâques.

  5. Patrick+Rogers says:

    My sincere thanks for all these good wishes.
    As my muscular condition is severely weakened and I suffer from frequent butts of of sweating through hormonal imbalance I’m not able to undertake very much. But it has been my privilege and pleasure to contribute to this website over the years. And my good friend Gerry Bennett is continuing to upload materials that I had previously prepared.

  6. John Collins says:

    Thank You Pat.. keep your heart up and continue to improve.. this has been the most trying difficult time for you, the family and everyone who has been pulling for you .. hard to believe it is a year of pandemic.. you are still “Tucked Away” .. Mucho Greetings from Dublin .. JC

  7. Full name with editor says:

    Pat, You have shared…and continue to share…your gifts with us all. Thank you. Having travelled your “road” myself for 6 weeks in hospital, half of it in ICU, I am still, thank God, well on the long recovery road. That context would probably put a bit of “spice” into my special prayer for you. Journey on, Pat; your Passion surely involves a many-dimensioned resurrection. Lee

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