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.
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.