In Memory Of

Canon John Patrick Battelle P.E.

17/3/1931 - 29/1/2012

Please remember Canon Battelle in your prayers.     Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Canon Battelle

Canon Battelle, Pastor Emeritus

Canon Battelle died peacefully at 2.20pm on Sunday 29th January 2012 in St. Vincent's Hospital.

Canon Battelle’s body was brought to the Oratory in St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer, at 12 noon on Tuesday 31st January.
The coffin was opened and family members, parishioners and friends came and prayed for him until 7 pm.
At 7.30 pm the reception of the body was taken into the main church where Archbishop Diarmuid Martin received
the body and was the main celebrant.

Canon Battelle’s Requiem Mass took place at 12 noon on Wednesday 1st February and the burial afterwards to Deansgrange Cemetary.
Fr Brian O'Sullivan was the celebrant and Fr Philip Curran preached the Homily.

Canon Battelle, served in Ballinteer Parish as Parish Priest from 2nd June 1992 to 15th July 2006.
From July 2006 he served as Pastor Emeritus until his death on 29th January 2012.

We wish his family, friends and parishioners comfort in their loss.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Fr Richard Behan's message

"I am sure it came as a surprise to most of you to hear of the death of Canon Battelle on Sunday 29th January 2012.
After an initial recovery his health declined rapidly and it soon became evident that he could not live for much longer.
Thanks be to God the Lord called him home to eternal happiness before any operations took place.
May I thank all of you who gave so generously of your time and energy in the work around his funeral.
Your hospitality and welcome were warmly appreciated by his family and friends and indeed the Archbishop and priests of the Diocese.
We give thanks to God for nearly 20 years of dedicated service by Canon Battelle to the parish of Ballinteer.
In that time he touched many lives by his priestly dedication. May God reward him for his goodness".

Fr. Richard

Click here to see Canon Battelle's Memorial card |

Click here to read Canon Battelle's C.V. |

Click here to read Archbishop Martin's Homily at the reception of the body ceremony |

Click here to read about the Requiem Mass & Fr Philip Curran's Homily |

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