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Obituary

Rev. M. O'Hagan

The death of the Rev. Michael O'Hagan, V.F., rector of the English Martyrs. Sparkhill, deprives the Archdiocese of Birmingham of one of its best known clergy. In Sparkhill itself the congregation mourn a priest whose work among them began thirty seers ago, V% hen the parish was founded,

Fr. O'Hagan was in his sixty-sixth year. Educated at Lisbon, he was ordained in 1899. He had served, as a curate, in several centres in the diocese More his appointment by Mgr. Ilsley, in 1908, to launch the new parish at Sparkhill. The small beginning was in rooms above a bank; later a school was built, and in 1923 the present church was opened. Fr. O'Hagan also founded, from Sparkhill, offshoots at Saltley and at Yardley Wood, both of them now parishes with their own new churches, that at Saltley, a building consecrated four years ago, being one of the handsomest churches in the Birmingham area.

Fr. O'Hagan's death took place after an operation. The requiem Mass was celebrated in the church at Sparkhill on Saturday last, followed by the interment at Olton Monastery.




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