(Jan 12, 1936 - Mar 16, 2017) Reverend Andrew Joseph Kennedy, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away at the age of 81. He was born in Tipperary Ireland to Andrew and Christina Kennedy. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary, and his brothers John and Hugh. He is survived by his sister Joan Fogarty, his brother Liam (Nora), and many nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from St Patrick's Seminary in Maynooth, Fr Kennedy was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1963. He served in several parishes in Dublin, Limerick, and Cashel and would later minister in the field of marriage and family in both England and Ireland. In 1989, he came to the Diocese of Birmingham to serve the people of northern Alabama as an associate pastor at St Paul's Cathedral in Birmingham and in 1993 Fr Kennedy was assigned as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Huffman where he labored as a faithful and beloved priest for nearly 24 years. Visitation on Monday, March 20 from 5-7 PM followed by a wake service at Our Lady of Lourdes, 980 Huffman Road. Visitation on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of St Paul with Funeral Mass following at 11 AM. Visitation on March 22 at 10 AM followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Amen