Window Dove Tree Cross web

Father Eugene O’Reilly

The most recent window was dedicated on Thanksgiving Sunday 2005 in memory of the late Fr. Eugene O’Reilly, CSB, pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Church (1999-2003). A Roman Catholic priest, a true Wolfe Islander, a lifelong ecumenical advocate and a highly regarded member of the island community. Born and raised on the Island, he was the brother of Rose Coffey, Father Edward, Francis and Theresa Fargo.

The cross represents Christian faith. The dove represents peace and the tree is symbolic of his devotion to nature. Father Gene had the foresight to plant hundreds of trees on family properties at Reed’s Bay.

The stained glass and the accompanying plaque celebrates the life of a gentle kind and faithful Wolfe Islander.

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