|FATHER JOSEPH YVON HACHE
|September 1, 1944 - May 15, 2015
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Joseph Yvon Hache.
Father Yvon Hache, Parochial Administrator of St. Luke Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay, died May 15. He was 70.
Father Hache was born in Robertville, New Brunswick, Canada on September 1, 1944. He was working for the social services department in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, in the 1980s when he felt the call to join the priesthood, he said.
At his home parish of St. Theresa of Avila in the village of Robertville, New Brunswick, he was asked by his priest to sing the Exsultet during the Easter Vigil. That proclamation is usually reserved for a deacon, but the Diocese of Bathurst didn't have any permanent deacons.
"There was something that caught me when I sang that," Father Hache said. "From that moment on, I started thinking about being a priest." After two more years of volunteering and working with children, Father Hache began his studies at the Grand Seminary of Montreal, and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bathurst on December 8, 1988.
"I thought I would be better off giving everything up and becoming a priest," he said. He served three parishes in his home diocese before relocating to Florida on Sept. 1, 2001, his birthday. In the Diocese of Orlando, his assignments included serving as parochial vicar of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Kissimmee, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Poinciana. He was appointed parochial vicar of St. Luke Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay in 2007 and at the retirement of its pastor, Father Patrick O’Carroll, was appointed parochial administrator in 2010.
Father Hache attributes Mother Teresa with his motto, "to bring Jesus to people and bring people to Jesus."
Father Hache was predeceased by his parents, Alphonse and Priscille (nee Godin) and two siblings, Lucien and Gérard. He is survived by two sisters, Marie Blanche Frenette and Dianne Caisie, and eight brothers, Alphonse, André, Augustin, Claude, Léo, Majella, Martial and Martin.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 5055 Micco Road, Barefoot Bay, followed by the Funeral Mass, celebrated by Bishop John Noonan, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in New Brunswick, Canada at a later date.
Priests who wish to concelebrate Mass should bring an alb and white stole.
St.Luke Catholic Church
5055 Micco Rd
Micco Florida 32976
Phone : 772-664-9310 -
Fax : 772-664-3374