Memorial garden to commemorate the life of the Rev. Gerald Mullally

Milford. Saint Patrick’s Parish is creating a welcoming place for prayerful reflection to an honor an inspiring pastor on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

| 01 Sep 2021 | 02:37

Saint Patrick’s Parish invites the community to join them in honoring the life of their former pastor, the Rev. Gerald Mullally, on the tenth anniversary of his passing.

Inspired by his preaching and pastoral care, a committee chaired by Karen Loeschorn of Milford will create a memorial garden on the church plaza on the corner of 4th and High Streets in Milford.

Father Mullally envisioned the entrance of the church as a cloister that would serve as a welcoming environment for meditation and preparation for participation in the Eucharistic Liturgy. The garden will feature seasonal plantings, seating for prayerful reflection, and a statue of the Blessed Mother, the Madonna della Strada with Children.

Plaques containing selections from some of Father Mullally’s memorable homilies will also be displayed.

In support of this effort, the committee has launched its Saint Patrick’s Welcome Home Campaign inviting one-time gifts and long-term pledges. Funds will be used to create the memorial garden, continue a scholarship fund for graduating seniors, and support renovations in the parish center immediately across from the church at 200 East High Street.

The family of Father Mullally has offered to match contributions of parishioners up to $50,000.

The newly created space will be dedicated on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Anyone interested in supporting the project may call Jack Boyle at 908-451-1206 or send a check payable to Saint Patrick’s Parish (note “Father Mullally Memorial Fund” on the memo line), 200 East High St., Milford, PA 18337.

Saint Patrick’s is currently celebrating the parish’s 75th anniversary.

Deacon Thomas Spataro
Rosemary Walsh
Matthew Osterberg
Ray and Carol Proulx
Ed Loeschorn
Kate Burns
Jack Boyle