Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
St. Patricks (Lower Rd.) PP : 2/10/1923 – 20/11/1945
Blackrock PP : 18/7/1923 – 2/10/1923
Chaplain, City and County Female Gaol : 1907 – 1923
St Finbarr’s Seminary/President : 01/1907 – 06/1923
All Hallows College/ Prof. Dogmatic Theology : 1899 – 1906
Post-Graduate Studies/Maynooth : 1896 – 1899
Right Rev. Mgr. Patrick Sexton, P.P., V.G., Dean of Cork was a brother of Very Rev. John F. Sexton, P.P., Ballincollig, and Very Rev. James Sexton, P.P., Malahide, Dublin, and a cousin of Archdeacon James Fleming, P.P., The Lough (1890-1921).
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 18/11/1912.
Appointed Dean of the Diocese on the 4/5/1924.
Appointed Papal Prelate with title of Monsignor in 1923.
…….. Of all the traits that characterised him (Dean Sexton), perhaps, his love of children……. In a hundred little ways was this interest displayed, but nowhere more than in the sphere of education. Cork will not forget his efforts in building fine schools (St. Patrick’s B.N.S. Ballyhooly Road) in his own parish, and the children will miss his weekly visits to these schools….. At least once a week he visited the four national schools in his parish, his inspection being coupled with with the laudable object of teaching the children the music of the Mass, for he invariably presided at the organ at St. Patrick’s Church each Sunday moring, taking a particular delight in hearing the children sing their expression of devotion to God…….
The late Dean was one of those who introduced the Catholic Boy Scout and Catholic Girl Guide movemeents to Cork. He was Chairman of St. Patrick’s Scout Committee and Vice-President of the Scout Diocesan Council ….. and was largely responsible for the provision of a fine Scout headquarters on Summerhill ……. (a week prior to his death) he presided at a special meeting, where a new Scout unit in his parish was founded…….
Extracts from the Evening Echo, November 20th 1945.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
The Presbytery, St. Patrick’s Lower Road, Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cork
FUNERAL OF DEAN SEXTON
To-day Cork mourned the passing of its Dean, the late Right Rev. Monsignor Sexton, D.D., P.P.P, V.G.
His Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan,Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Office and Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was Very Rev. Patrick O’Toole, P.P., Crosshaven; deacon, Fr. Daniel V. Murphy, C.C, St. Patrick’s; sub-deacon, Fr. John Cantillon, C.C, do.; master of ceremonies, Fr. Michael Nagle, C.C., do.
The remains, following Solemn Office and Requiem Mass, passed through streets poignantly silent, except for the tolling of the bells of all the Churches along the route of the funeral procession …….. The entire route to St. Joseph’s cemetery was lined with mourners …….. Following the recital of the Prayers for the Dead, by his Lordship the Bishop, the remains of Dean Sexton were laid to rest in the family grave.
Extracts for the Evening Echo, November, 22nd 1945.
His brother, Very Rev. John F. Sexton, P.P.
His cousin, Archdeacon James Fleming, P.P.