|FATHER COYLE NOW A PASTOR
ARRIVES IN BIRMINGHAM AND TAKES CHARGE OF ST. PAULĎS
Father Kerrigan Receives Appointment as Rector of McGill
Birmingham Age-Herald October 1904.
The Rev. Father Coyle, recently
appointed pastor of St. Paulís Church, arrived from Mobile
yesterday to take charge of the parish. He was greeted by many
Catholics during the day.
Father Coyle will be the celebrant
at the last mass tomorrow and will address the congregation. He
is a young man of scholarly attainments. He was very popular in
Mobile, where he filled the position of rector of McGill
Institute, and he will doubtless have the hearty co-operation of
St. Paulís congregation.
The Rev. Father Kerrigan, who has
been the senior assistant at St. Paulís for several years, has
been appointed as rector of McGill Institute and will leave for
Mobile next week to enter upon his new duties. He received
formal notification from Bishop Allen yesterday.
Father Kerrigan is one of the
younger priests of this diocese and his appointment to the
rectorship of McGill is regarded as a very high honor. Father
Kerrigan was not only an assiduous student and singularly
edifying preacher, but he is a good musician as well. It is
probable that he will be called upon to occupy the pulpit of the
cathedral frequently and to train the altar choir there. He will
be greatly missed in Birmingham.