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In Memory of

Terence A. Kane

December 24, 1941 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


Father Terence (Terry) A. Kane was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. He passed away on May 17, 2017, at the age of 75. He was the son of Matthew and Mary Ellen (McCann) Kane. He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick's College, Carlow, Ireland, and was a member of the seminary class of 1968. Father Kane was ordained a priest on June 8, 1968, by Bishop Patrick Lennon of Kildare and Leighlin at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow. The noted vocations director for the Atlanta Archdiocese, Msgr. P.J....

Father Terence (Terry) A. Kane was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. He passed away on May 17, 2017, at the age of 75. He was the son of Matthew and Mary Ellen (McCann) Kane. He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick's College, Carlow, Ireland, and was a member of the seminary class of 1968. Father Kane was ordained a priest on June 8, 1968, by Bishop Patrick Lennon of Kildare and Leighlin at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow. The noted vocations director for the Atlanta Archdiocese, Msgr. P.J. O'Connor, inspired him to devote his priesthood to the church in Georgia. He was drawn to the challenge of serving as a missionary. During 49 years of priesthood, Father Kane served the people in many parishes, including the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Most Blessed Sacrament, Atlanta, St. Thomas More, Decatur, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Atlanta, which was his first parish and to which he returned as pastor 17 years later. He was the founding pastor of St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville, which, at his behest, was the first church in the United States to be named for the saint honored in his hometown of Drogheda. He was also pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Atlanta, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kennesaw, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Hartwell, where he served from 1998 until his retirement in August 2010. Services will be celebrated jointly for Father Kane and fellow priest of the Atlanta Archdiocese, Msgr. Leo P. Herbert, who passed away on May 15, 2017. The reception of the bodies will take place at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, with visitation from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A vigil service, celebrated by Bishop Luis R. Zarama, will take place at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass, concelebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and the priests of the archdiocese, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Cathedral of Christ the King. The funeral Mass can be viewed online at www.livestream.com/ctk. Inurnment of Father Kane's cremains will take place on Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell.