Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ
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Gaelic Braille and Finding Books by Carl Gilbert Hardebeck (1869-1945).

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eugene dunphy <edunphy@btinternet.com is researching a book about this Irish writer and musician. I'm writing to you in the hope that…Continue

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New Assignment -- New Country -- And Not A Parade In Sight

I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to. I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.I'm settling in -- Friday was my three-week…See More
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"How exciting this new venue looks for you Fr. John! Thanks for keeping us posted on your adventures! Blessings and best of luck on your new assignment!"
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New Assignment -- New Country -- And Not A Parade In Sight

I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to. I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.I'm settling in -- Friday was my three-week…See More
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FATHER JOHN'S FAREWELL BASH

I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO MY PARTY!!!! As you probably know, I have officially left office as Director of the Xavier Society for the Blind. But the formal farewell is going to be a dinner cruise party on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14The Place – Pier 62, at 23rd Street, Chelsea Piers, on board the ATLANTICA It’s a dinner cruise, with an outdoor deck (for those who want to smoke or get fresh air), an open bar (for those who might want to lift a glass to say goodbye), a buffet dinner (so people can eat what…See More
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New Assignment -- New Country -- And Not A Parade In Sight

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 7:00am 2 Comments

I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to. 

I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so…

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Singing Us Out: Father John's Farewell Concert Is January 17

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 10:00am 1 Comment

LAST TIME ON THIS CONTINENT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!

(Leaving for a new assignment in Amman, Jordan, on February 9)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7:30 P.M.

Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue

Songs from…

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FATHER JOHN'S FAREWELL BASH

Posted on October 2, 2016 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO MY PARTY!!!!

 As you probably know, I have officially left office as Director of the Xavier Society for the Blind.

 But the formal farewell is going to be a dinner cruise party on

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

The Place – Pier 62, at 23rd Street, Chelsea Piers, on board the ATLANTICA

 It’s a dinner cruise, with an outdoor deck (for those who want to…

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Making a Very Tough Call -- St. Patrick's Day, New York City, 2016

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 11:00am 6 Comments

After a long period of prayer and reflection, it is with deep sadness that I realize that as a matter of conscience, I will be unable to march in the St. Patrick’s Day…

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At 7:18pm on February 23, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

We hope you are enjoying all the new features on the site. If you are just becoming accustomed to them, here are some rules of flight.

As a small token of our thanks for your patience and confidence in our work, we've created some exclusive blog buttons for our early adopters. You can post these on your website, blog, social media pages, or otherwise.

We are also putting the final details together for a big prize package and online party for our official launch on March 6! Be on the lookout for more information.

At 12:59pm on March 21, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

John, would love to hear some of your performances, particularly "Rose of Tralee," "Cruiskeen Lawn, " and "The Parting Glass." Might you stream a select few here in the community? Take a look at https://soundcloud.com. It's a tool we can readily accommodate here, though we too are just exploring its potential for us.  Check out http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/cd-review-susan-kane-a-word-child to see how it works. Ger

At 1:26pm on May 10, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

John, any anecdotes and, especially, pix you can share from your recent encounter with Liam Neeson?

At 3:32pm on August 20, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Father John, I suspect, is much too self-effacing to offer these links here, but in recognition of his good services to The Wild Geese, his excellent singing talents and his work as head of Xavier Society for the Blind, I bring these offerings to the community's attention. (I grabbed them from the Society's most-recent newsletter.) My sense is that the revenue generated from sales goes to support Xavier's mission.

Go to http://bit.ly/h9JNpi to acquire them.

Music, Music, Music
Great Gifts for all occasions
All four of Father John's CD's are available on our web site. CDs are $15, or a set of all four for $50. Price includes shipping and handling. You may also order any combination of CDs at a discount of 2 for $25, but we are only able to handle those orders over the phone. Available are:

Father John Sings Sacred Songs
16 of your favorite sacred songs, including Ave Maria, O Holy Night, Panis Angelicus and How Great Thou Art.


The Several Sides of Father John
Includes operatic arias, Broadway show tunes with full orchestral accompaniment, and the song Fr. John's father sang to his new bride at their wedding breakfast.         
                                 
 Father John LIVE in Concert
Recorded at several live concerts in different places, the songs reflect the electricity of live performance, with Fr. John singing in 8 different languages.
 
 
 Amo, Amas, Amat - Have Yourself A LATIN Little Christmas
19 Christmas carols, all sung in Latin, including not only "traditional" favorites but also Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and White Christmas. A word book is included so you can sing along (and there is a braille version available as well on request).
Fr. John is joined by soprano Christina Holms, pianist Woody Regan, jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel, and cellist Marisol Lynch.

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