Rev. Michael J. Sheehan
1936 - 2019
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish mourns the loss of its former pastor, Rev. Michael J. Sheenan. Father Sheenan was ordained on May 16, 1964. He was assigned to our parish as an Assistant Pastor in September 1989 and was appointed Pastor on March 23, 1990. He remained at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish until his retirement in June 2010. Father Sheehan died on February 15, 2019.
Many renovations and restorations, including the installation of the chapel, were completed during Father Mike’s tenure as pastor. He was a staunch advocate of Sacred Heart School and oversaw its being accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools in 1994. His passion for Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and School will never be forgotten.
At Father Sheehan's request, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for him at Christ the King Church, Philadelphia, at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Christ the King Church was Father Sheehan's first parish assignment.