Remembering Father Bernie July 10

posted by Mike on July 5th, 2011

Claire writes to remind us: “The SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker is hosting an informal gathering to commemorate the wonderful, holy life of Father Bernie Gilgun, friend of the poor and spiritual advisor to many Catholic Workers.”

Sunday, July 10 (Father Bernie’s birthday)
2:00 pm
SS Francis and Therese Catholic Worker
52 Mason Street
Worcester, MA

“Bring your favorite stories and photos of Bernie.” There will be light refreshments.

Apropos of this, here’s a video of me menacing Fr. Bernie with an accordion at a mass at the 2006 Worcester Catholic Worker gathering, which also doubled as a birthday celebration for him that year:

Father Bernie’s funeral

posted by Mike on April 29th, 2011

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Today Fr Bernie Gilgun, priest and Catholic Worker, was buried in the cemetery in front of Saint Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury.

It was a beautiful service with wonderful music.

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Bernard E. Gilgun: Worcester’s Catholic Worker Priest

posted by Michael Boover on April 26th, 2011

Father Bernie Gilgun, at age 84, quietly breathed his earthly last in the company of family and friends at the Grenon ICU Center of the University of Massachusetts Hospital in Worcester in the early afternoon of Easter Monday, April 25, 2011. Father Gilgun was widely known for his holiness, his preaching, and his love of the poor. His loss is acutely felt by his followers who viewed him as wise priest, expert leader in prayer, and teacher.
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Father Bernard Gilgun, RIP

posted by Mike on April 25th, 2011

Just got word that Father Bernie Gilgun, Catholic Worker and priest, has died. He had suffered a stroke over the weekend.

Here’s a remembrance from Michael Boover. There are many older Pie and Coffee items about him.

Father Bernie Gilgun prepares for mass
Father Bernie prepares for mass, 2006

Update: The wake will be on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 3:00-7:00 PM, and the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM, both at Saint Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury.

Elsewhere:

Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, July 30, 2010

posted by Mike on August 1st, 2010

From a memorial mass for Gerard LaRochelle at 29 Merrick St, Worcester.

Dan Dick was also remembered.

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Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, July 17, 2009

posted by Mike on July 17th, 2009

From mass at the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker, Worcester.

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Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, June 5, 2009

posted by Mike on June 9th, 2009

From mass at the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker, Worcester. Mass offered in celebration of the wedding of Christine and Joseph Valecco.

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Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, March 27, 2009

posted by Mike on March 28th, 2009

Homily from mass at the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker soup kitchen, Worcester.

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Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, January 2, 2009

posted by Mike on January 2nd, 2009

Homily from mass at the Mustard Seed, Worcester. Memorial of Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church.

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Father Bernie Gilgun’s homily, November 21, 2008

posted by Mike on November 21st, 2008

Homily from mass at the Mustard Seed, Worcester.

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