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We are happy to offer these articles for your reading, concerning Father James E. Coyle and the circumstances concerning the times of his service to our Lord and his untimely death.

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

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Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

Father Coyle Arrives in Birmingham and Take Charge of St. Paul’s Church

Father Kerrigan Receives Appointment as Rector of McGill Institute, Mobile.

Birmingham Age-Herald
October 1904.

The Rev. Father Coyle, recently appointed pastor of St. Paul’s Church, arrived from Mobile yesterday to take charge of the parish. He was greeted by many Catholics during the day.

Father Coyle will be the celebrant at the last mass tomorrow and will address the congregation. He is a young man of scholarly attainments. He was very popular in Mobile, where he filled the position of rector of McGill Institute, and he will doubtless have the hearty co-operation of St. Paul’s congregation.

The Rev. Father Kerrigan, who has been the senior assistant at St. Paul’s for several years, has been appointed as rector of McGill Institute and will leave for Mobile next week to enter upon his new duties. He received formal notification from Bishop Allen yesterday.

Father Kerrigan is one of the younger priests of this diocese and his appointment to the rectorship of McGill is regarded as a very high honor. Father Kerrigan was not only an assiduous student and singularly edifying preacher, but he is a good musician as well. It is probable that he will be called upon to occupy the pulpit of the cathedral frequently and to train the altar choir there. He will be greatly missed in Birmingham.

Fr. James E. Coyle Commemoration Day (Part II)

A simple but significant ceremony held in the John Carroll Catholic High School Library in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday, May 11, 2004. The library in the original John Carroll on Highland Avenue was named in memory of Father James Edwin Coyle.

The Passing of Father Coyle

The Passing of Father Coyle remembers the moments and days after the death of Father James E. Coyle.

Father Coyle Remembered

Father Coyle Remembered is an account by Helen McGough, who remembers being a girl in her dad’s bakery when normal was shaken by the news about Father Coyle.

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL, an article published in the Birmingham Age-Herald in October 1904, covers Father Coyle’s appointment to St. Paul’s.

Tragedy in Birmingham

Tragedy in Birmingham remembers the 1921 slaying of Father James E. Coyle and pays tribute to the lifestyle and lessons he left for all to receive.