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August 17, 2018

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May 13, 2018
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT FR. MAC. HE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND FRIEND. HE BAPTIST OUR SON AND CONFIRMED HIM ALSO. SUCH A LOSS. WE WILL MISS HIM TERRIBLY. TOM AND SHIRLEY MEYER
February 3, 2018
I just saw that Fr. Don had passed. My prayers go out to his family. I will always think of him fondly. I was a confirmation sponsor for a friend and Father's words that evening for all were memorable. I have gone to masses he has said and I always came out enriched. Thank you, Father. May you rest in peace. Enjoy heaven!
January 30, 2018
Father McCarthy was the best. His great sermons, his Irish stories, and his love for Notre Dame. Father will be greatly missed, and it was always an honor to go from Bethel Ohio to Monfort Heights to hear Father say mass. God Speed Father.
January 26, 2018
Father Don, You were truly the most passionate teacher and humble servant of the Lord. You never said no when needed and always gave 110%. I think you can be called a Saint now as you had such an indelible character. You were a humble man on a holy mission. You came almost immediately with bowl under arm and bible in hand to my parents house to baptize my disabled Father at their kitchen table. Your ability to recall dates from history and include them in your spiritual teaching at our kitchen table every Wednesday for an hour was astonishing from 2012 through 2016. After my Father died in 2016, Fr. Don checked on my Mom and I every month continually teaching the Word of the Lord and always acknowledging sweet Mother Mary. I remember he would kiss his stole before placing it around his neck and get to the business of giving us the most sacred body of Christ, the Host.
Fr. Don not only baptized my Father at their home but shepherded us all into the Catholic Church. My Father made sure to see Fr. Don before Mass every Sunday because according to Dad, "He hung the Moon".
Fr. Don lifted our hearts and spirits when in great need. You were truly a Great Spiritual Leader to our entire family and church. I will forever remember the Irish humor that graced our home and filled your homilies. Fr Don also performed the funeral rites for my Father. I heard that he was still doing funeral rites before he passed while at St Margaret's Hall in rehab.
Recently, this past May, Father Don went to Florida with my Mom, Sister and I as an Honored guest to concelebrate the Graduation Mass at his brother's school the Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School in Ft Lauderdale. Such a coincidence that my cousin's daughter was the Valedictorian of the school this same year. Fr Don was so happy to receive three standing ovations and had to stand and bow. We stayed on a ranch in the Everglades and I did get him to the beach to see the ocean. The last time I saw him was on his 88th Birthday December 20, 2017, although he was sleepy he sang along to happy birthday. The last thing he told me before I left was "We'll do lunch".
I believe that Father Don McCarthy is truly a Saint and God parted the cold fronts especially for his funeral. It was below zero, went up to sixty degrees for two days and then back to below zero with ice and snow.
May you rest in peace now and take comfort in knowing you will always be remembered for your most humble and spiritual leadership, good works and Irish humor. You are sorely missed and forever in our hearts.