The Archdiocese of Armagh is sad to announce the death on Saturday, 12 September 2015  of Fr John (Jackie) Finn PE, peacefully, at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Reposing of Remains at Moorehall Lodge Nursing Home Ardee, Co. Louth from Sunday, 13 September;

Removal of Remains Monday, 14 September at 6.15 pm, arriving at the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Louth for Mass at 7.00 pm;

Requiem Mass on Tuesday, 15 September at 12 noon, followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery.


The sympathy of the bishops, priests and people of the Archdiocese of Armagh are extended to Fr Jackie’s sister, Eileen, his nephews and nieces and the wider Finn family. May he rest in peace.


Biographical Details


Very Rev John Finn, PE



Died 12 September 2015, peacefully in Moorehall Lodge Nursing Home, Ardee Co Louth


Born 11 March 1922, Parish of Loughgall


St Patrick’s College, Armagh             1936 – 1940
St Patrick’s College, Maynooth         1940 – 1947

Ordained 13 July 1947 in St Patrick’s College Oratory, Armagh


Mission in Nigeria (Kiltegan Fathers) 1947 – 1951
Curate, Dunleer 1951 – 1952
Ecclesiastical Inspector 1952 – 1960
Curate, St Patrick’s, Dundalk   1960 – 1978
Parish Priest, Louth 1978 – 1997
Pastor Emeritus (residing in Knockbridge and Ardee) 1997 – until death