Fr. Patrick Resen
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