Rev. Gerard Barrett

January 14, 1937 - March 20, 2014

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Rev. Gerard Barrett, OMI, born in Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo, Ireland, on January 14, 1937, died in San Antonio, Texas on March 20, 2014, at the age of 77 years. Fr. Barrett entered Novitiate on September 21, 1957, in Cahernoyle, Ireland and professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on September 29, 1958. Fr. Barrett completed his studies in philosophy at Belmont House in Dublin, Ireland, and his studies in theology in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood on February 23, 1964, in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, by Bishop Peter Birch. On February 23, 2014, Fr. Barrett celebrated his Golden Jubilee – the 50th anniversary – of his priestly ordination. Fr. Barrett’s first priestly assignment was as Associate Pastor at St. Margaret’s Parish in Pharr, Texas. Fr. Barrett also served as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Angels Parish in La Joya, Texas; and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mission, Texas. He served as Pastor at St. Helen’s Parish in Pearland, Texas; Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mission, Texas; St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana; Sacred Heart Parish in Del Rio, Texas; St. John’s Parish in San Juan, Texas; and Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Port Isabel, Texas. In 2011, Fr. Barrett retired and moved to Oblate Madonna Residence in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to his Oblate family, Fr. Barrett is survived by his two sisters in Ireland, Kathleen Kennedy and her husband Willie of Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and Sister Frances Catherine (Dolie) of Dublin; his sister-in-law Mary Barrett of Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo; and his many loving nephews, nieces and relations around the world, in addition to his many long-time friends and golf partners. Fr. Barrett will be remembered with respect and esteem by his Oblate brothers and all the people who were recipients of his pastoral care.
Funeral services will be held at Oblate Madonna Residence Chapel at 5722 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78216. A Vigil/Rosary will be recited on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Oblate Cemetery.
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