Fr. Patrick Resen


  • Patrick Resen

    Father Patrick Resen

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Father W Patrick Resin 

Patrick was born 1946, parents Mary-Ellen living in Texas and Jack Resen (deceased, buried El Paso TX).

His Grandmother was Ellen Breheny – (Twin sister to Patrick Breheny from Carracastle, Ballaghadereen, County Mayo Ireland) who emigrated to America and married Patrick Coughlin. Ellen apparently had 4 children who survived infancy: Mary Ellen, Patrica, Helen, and Margaret.  Helen married Richard McGowan, both deceased, buried Evergreen Park IL; Margaret (Peggy) married Gerard (Jerry) Kovarik, Jerry deceased, buried Morristown TN, Peggy living in Morristown TN. Mary Ellen resided in El Paso, TX; Jack Resen, deceased, buried El Paso TX; son Patrick a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville TN.

Patrick studied and became a lawyer, Judge, Law Professor.

He married Faylene Myrtle Tucker and later this was dissolved through a papal dissolution

He visited Ireland with his Mother (Mary-Ellen) before joining the priesthood.  He was ordained at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Knoxville.  June 2nd, Fatima was his first assignment. At St Catherine Laboure 2009-2014.

In 2014, Patrick was the parish priest at St Catherine Labour Church, Copperhill Tennessee, USA.

In 2016, Patrick is the parish priest at Holy Trinity Church, P O Box 304, Jefferson City TN 37760

Patrick blessing his mother Mary Resen

Patrick blessing his mother Mary Resen

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