Father Bernard Hahesy - Retirement

Father Bernard Hahesy retired in April 2018 after over 66 years a working priest. Since 1987 he has served as the parish priest at St Edward the Confessor parish in Peverell Plymouth. Previous to this he served at the Most Precious Blood in Sidmouth, St Michael & St George in Lyme Regis, St Cyprian's in Chudleigh and the Holy Family in Bournemouth. His first Plymouth posting was the parish of Our Most Holy Redeemer in Keyham. He is now enjoying a very well earned rest in Nazareth House, Durnford St., Plymouth.

St Edward's parish held a very well attended party in the church hall on Easter Sunday to thank Father Hahesy for his 31 years service. What to get him as retirement gift was a problem until it was realised he would be unable to received Radio Eireann on the coast in Stonehouse. A Roberts internet radio solved the entertainment issue while a new laptop provided the necessary tool for his new book. During his time at St Edwards Father Hahesy has published three well received books based upon his many years service to the Lord.

In the 2nd Edition of 'Changes in the Church Since Vatican II' - ISBN 978 1 871330 29 8 Father Hahesy recalls where it all began "...the magnificent steam train, shining and gleaming, came whistling into the silent village in the early morning..... The train had no distraction; it tracked its way safely and surely and I prayed to the Lord to keep me always on the rails." It has been a long journey from the day he boarded that train to follow God's calling in the seminary. When asked what to include here Father Hahesy said "I'm no new age man. I have spent my priesthood proclaiming the Gospel and upholding the traditions and unity of our faith."
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