The body of the Fr. Patrick Burns, age 57, was found on Dec. 14, 2018 in the living room of the rectory at Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Windsor Terrace.
He had slash marks on his left wrist, and an empty bottle of the antipsychotic drug Risperidone was discovered in the room. Police also found a 16-page suicide note.
Police discovered the dead priest after the church’s pastor, the Rev. Larry Ryan, requested a wellness check on him.
Burns struggled with health issues in the past.
Many friends and parishioners who knew and loved him are in shock this Christmas. Please pray for the parishioners and pray for the soul of Father Burns.