Fr Hugh Donleavy celebrates inaugural Mass at St Patrick's, Wigan
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February 12, 2024

St Patrick’s Church, part of St William’s Parish in Wigan, welcomed Fr. Hugh Donleavy with open arms as he celebrated his first Mass at his new home parish on Sunday 21 January.

Fr. Hugh, who was ordained on 1 December 2023, will shortly be taking up his first priestly appointment as the Parish Curate at St William’s Parish.

After a wonderful Mass, parishioners invited Fr. Hugh to join them for a celebratory post-Mass coffee morning.

This gathering provided an opportunity for parishioners to extend a warm welcome to Fr. Hugh in person.

Fr. Ian O’Shea, Parish Priest of St William’s Parish, along with all the staff, volunteers, and parishioners, welcomes Fr. Hugh to the parish and prays that his tenure here will be long and happy.

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