Following the death of the Fr Patrick Waldron (Paddy) these are the arrangements for his funeral:
Tuesday, 20th November: 5pm
Reception of Fr. Waldron’s body into the Chapel with Mass Mount St Joseph’s Home, Shire Oak Road, Leeds LS6 2DE
Wednesday, 21st November: 12noon
Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 8BE
Fr. Waldron’s body will be taken to Ireland for burial. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday, 24th November at 1.30pm, followed by burial at St Colman’s Church, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
We pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Waldron and remember his family and his friends in our prayers at this time.
Fr Patrick, or ‘Paddy’, Waldron as he was better known, was born in Ireland on 10th December 1930. He studied for the priesthood at All Hallows College, Dublin and was ordained at the College on 20th June 1954.
On arriving in the Leeds diocese in September 1954 he was appointed by Bishop Heenan as a curate to St Joseph’s parish, Keighley. In 1960 he moved to the Sacred Heart, Ilkley and in 1967 he was appointed to St Joseph’s, Brighouse.
In 1970 Fr Waldron was appointed by Bishop Wheeler as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s, Dinnington (now in the Diocese of Hallam). In 1977 he moved to St Clare’s, Bradford and five years later he went to St Joseph’s parish, Huddersfield. In 1982 he was appointed to the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Silsden and in 2003 Bishop Konstant asked him to become Parish Priest of St Joseph’s, Bishop Thornton.
Fr Waldron retired from Bishop Thornton, at the age of eighty-one, in the summer of 2012 and went to live at Mount St Joseph’s Home in Headingley, cared for in retirement by the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Fr Waldron’s active ministry spanned almost six decades and took him to eight very different parishes in various parts of the diocese. At the time of his retirement he was one of the most experienced priests in the diocese and his pastoral ministry will be remembered and appreciated in all the communities he served.
Fr Waldron died after a short illness at Mount St Joseph’s on Wednesday, 7th November 2018.
May He Rest In Peace