Fr. Alfred Joseph Deignan, S.J.
1927 - 2018
Fr. Deignan Memorial Mass
A heavy snow warning did not stop Wahyanites. More than 100 people showed up on Jan 19, 2019 to pay their respect to Fr. Deignan. The event was jointly organized by WYCHK and WYK alumni associations in Ontario. Fr Peter Siu, S.J. celebrated the mass. Peter Yeung and Paul Yeung delivered eulogies on behalf of the WYCHK alumni and WYK alumni respectively. Before the mass, a video about the Jesuit Fathers in Hong Kong and Fr. Deignan’s life was played.
Announcement from Fr. Stephen Chow
It is with deep sorrow that I am annuncing the passing of Fr. Fr. Alfred Deignam. Fr. Deignan left this world for his Eternal Home from St. Paul’s Hospital, Hong Kong at 3:43 a.m. on December 11, 2018.
Fr. Deignan’s life has been an embodiment of the loving-compassionate God. He is now meeting the Source of Love and Compassion face to face. May he continue to pray for us who are trying our best to live a good life in this world.
Please be informed that the Funeral Mass of our beloved Fr. Alfred Joseph Deignan, S.J. will be held at St. Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College, Kowloon, on December 22 (Sat).
Final Tribute to Fr. Deignan (瞻仰遺容) – starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:45 a.m.
Funeral Mass – 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel. The School Hall will be used for the overflow.
Burial – St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Happy Valley, immediately after the Funeral Mass
Please refrain from sending wreaths or floral arrangements for the Funeral.
Donations in cheques can be accepted:
for Wah Yan College, Kowloon (payable to “Fr. Kelly Educational Fund Limited”)
for Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (payable to “The Wah Yan College, Hong Kong Jesuit Education Trust”)
for Ricci Hall (payable to “The Ricci Hall Trust”)
Should you like to receive receipts for your donations, please kindly include your return address clearly printed.
The passing of Fr. Deignan was reported in news media in Hong Kong:
Father Deignan is admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital July 25, 2018
Fr. Deignan is in hospital. Many Wah Yan boys visited him. He is weak and requires a lot of rest. He was able to go to the chapel with a couple of visitors the other day.