Canon John D.(Jack) Bernard PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel , Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Ballyphehane PP : 9/5/1969 – 8/1/1979

Uibh Laoire PP : 31/5/1958 – 9/5/1969

Glanmire CC : 20/7/1945 – 31/5/1958

Ovens CC : 1/5/1937 – 20/7/1945

Tracton CC : 18/4/1935 – 1/5/1937

Murragh & Templemartin AP : 29/7/1928 – 18/4/1935

Ministry Abroad/ Armagh : 1923 – 1928

Appointed to the Cathedral Chapter on the 25/6/1974.

He was a nephew of Very Rev. Fr. Denis Bernard, P.P., Murragh & Templemartin (1905-1935)and a cousin of Fr. John Bernard, C.C., Goleen (1917).
He was a grand-uncle of Very Rev. Bernard Cotter, P.P. – currently serving in the diocese.
During his appointment as Ovens CC he was responsible for the building of the outdoor Marian Grotto at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran. Likewise, he was responsible for the building of the outdoor Marian Grotto in Glanmire.
Canon Bernard had many friends in the greyhound world and in his earlier days raced dogs with a fair measure of success under the pseudonym of “T. P. McCarthy”.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Maria Assumpta Convent Grounds, Ballyphehane, Cork

Most Rev. Dr. Ml. Murphy, Coadjutor Bishop of Cork and Ross, presided at the Concelebrated Requiem Mass. Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork and Ross, was also present. The chief concelebrant of the Requiem Mass was Very Rev. P. Canon Fullam, P.P., The Lough.