Fr. Pat Rogers

UPDATE 01 July 2020

Fr. Pat Rogers remains in hospital but is much improved and we hope and pray now on the road to a full recovery.
It has been an extremely difficult time and he and his family are very grateful for your continued prayers and good wishes.

Fr. Pat Rogers is the chief organiser of the liturgy section of our ACP website and has given a huge amount of his time to the provision of liturgical and homiletic resources on this site.

Please continue to remember Pat and his family in your prayers and Masses and indeed all who are ill at this time.


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  1. Pádraig McCarthy says:

    It’s likely that many saw Pat Rogers last night on the RTÉ Investigates programme about Covid-19 in St James’ hospital.
    Anyone who missed it can get that second part repeated tomorrow (Thursday) night at 11.25pm.
    It was good to see him sitting up and talking and smiling towards the end of the programme, after the extremely difficult weeks.

  2. Soline Humbert says:

    Wishing Pat a continued good recovery,after such a long ordeal.Bonne récupération Pat!

  3. Phil Rogers says:

    Hi ACP Members,

    Yesterday was the first time since Pat’s admission to St. James’s that I could get in there to see him since April 29th.

    He is doing unbelievably well for a 77-year-old who was in a drug-induced coma for 5 weeks. His rehab will be slow and frustrating for him but he will get back in harness again with God’s help.

    I want to thank all of you who prayed for Pat, and especially Brian D’Arcy and Dermot Lane for their messages of support to me during Pat’s darkest days. I needed that support.

    Pat’s coma reminds me of the coma of hardliners in the hierarchy – their total unconsciousness of the needs of the people of God, and their refusal to take the steps needed to resuscitate the dying Church.

    Most of Pat’s care-team were women. He would have died without their whole hearted input, as the Church will die if we continue to exclude women from full input into resuscitating the Church.

    Please continue to pray for Pat’s complete recovery, and for the re-awakening of our Church.

    May God and Mary be with you all,
    Phil Rogers

  4. Eamonn Sreenan says:

    Fr. Pat,
    As a fellow Ballymote man I would like to wish you continuing strength and resolve for a full recovery. Your ordeal will be an inspiration to so many others.
    As your brother Phil said– How good it was to see your smile return!
    It always was your trade mark, a reassuring smile or beam of light and positivity, Long may it continue.
    Very Best Wishes,
    Eamonn & Margaret Sreenan.

  5. Rónán Mullen says:

    Wishing you the best Fr Pat as you recover and keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers here.
    Rónán Mullen

  6. Seamus Ahearne says:

    It is such happy news to hear of Pat sitting up in bed at James and talking. He can rest his voice for a little longer, because he has a very adequate substitute in Phil. Pat’s brother has taken up the cudgels on behalf of Mna na hEireann. Or just the Mna. I have met some very happy women delighting in Phil’s piece on both counts. On Pat. On women!
    Seamus Ahearne osa

  7. Sean McDonagh says:

    Dear Pat,

    As one who goes back to the late 1950s in De La Salle, Waterford, I send you my best wishes and pray for your speedy recovery. Like many others, I have benefited from your liturgical presentations since the APC was set up, so I owe you a great debt of gratitude.

    Sean McDonagh


    Fr. Pat, I am praying for you from Knoxville, Tennessee in the USA. Keep fighting for your health so you can return to us all!!! Deacon Patrick 🙂

  9. Brendan Cafferty says:

    Nice too see Fr Pat recovering, I am acquainted with him through in laws. Saw him featured on Prime Time when he was very ill with his Dr niece in attendance along with others. That hospital sight must be a lesson to anyone calling for easing of restrictions, opening up churches faster etc. This is a deadly virus and its not gone away yet

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