Redemptorist Missionary, Long Branch, NJ
Dear Sacred Heart Family,
It is with great sadness that I share the news I received that Fr. Gaffney died September 13, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Villa New Smyrna Beach, Florida of leukemia.
He truly was a great priest and man who touched the lives of so many with his gentle spirit, and brought them closer to Our Lord. He will be greatly missed by all of us, but I can only imagine the joy and celebration in heaven as Our Lord, Mother Mary, Gloria and the many souls he touched welcomed him with jubilation!!!
We know our life here is only a temporary stop to our eternal home, and we look forward to seeing Fr. Gaffney again, and we know he will be helping us to continue to serve Our Lord through the Enthronement of His Most Sacred Heart, to build the Kingdom of Love on earth…
Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Gaffney, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God…rest in peace
Peace in His Most Sacred Heart,
That same year, he became part of the Sacred Heart Apostolate, encouraging the enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in homes, schools and parishes. This led to Cardinal O’Connor consecrating the Archdiocese of New York to the Sacred Heart.