Mr. Mike Kumar, RIP

It is with great sadness that the Archdiocese marks the passing of Mr. Mik Kumar, RIP who died at his home in Abbeyknockmoy last night.  He was only 60 years old and had been ill for quite some time, an illness he bore with great dignity and courage.   Mike was a native of India and came to Ireland to work in the supermarket trade.  He was a Hindu originally but 12 years ago took instruction and was baptised a Catholic.  Mike did outstanding work for several different charitable  and Church based organisations and helped out with hundreds of needy causes.  He was remembered with great gratitude in Galway city for helping out with bereaved families at times of funeral sending provisions from his store, free of charge to help with catering.  He did pioneering work at diocesan and national level in organising Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in parishes.  Archbishop Neary in paying tribute to Mike said he was a man of outstanding integrity, generous to a fault and gave great witness to Gospel values and prayer ministry.  May he rest in peace.  He is pictured below praying this year in Knock along side Sr. Teresina Daly and also with the organising committee for Perpetual Adoration.

Funeral Arrangements : Reposing at his residence tomorrow in Abbey, Sunday from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  Removal at 8.00 pm to St. Bernard’s Church, Anneyknockmoy.  Funeral Mass on Monday at noon.

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Second Annual Pilgrimage to

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Second Annual Pilgrimage to

Message of the Eucharistic Adoration Committee

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration

The great Apostle of Eucharistic Adoration Mike Kumar has died very peacefully as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy was complete at his bedside.
Mike from India and a great convert to Catholicism was an extraordinary man. He was passionate about the promotion of Eucharistic Adoration
in the dioceses of Tuam, Galway, Elphin Achonry and other places. Mike loved daily Mass and had a great devotion to Mary.
He has been the Chairman of Tuam and Elphin Diocesan Adoration Committees for many years. His work in the promotion of Adoration took him all over the west of Ireland
Two weeks ago in his sick bed in hospital he wanted to hear how adoration was progressing and how the previous weekend presentations had gone in Galway and a few other places.
He was an outstanding benefactor for our Apostolate of Adoration and most of our printed materials are due to his generosity. We will miss him dearly but
I am certain that he will do even greater work for our Apostolate in Heavin.Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace .Amen
I know that you will remember him in your prayers especially at Eucharistic Adoration and at Mass. Remember too in prayer those who have looked after him so well.
Reposing in his home in Moyne Tuam Co Galway from 3 pm on Sunday.
Removal to his local Church Abbeyknockmoy
on Sunday at 8 pm
Mass on Monday at 12 mid day and burial immediately afterwards.
Please pass on word to others.
National Committee


4 thoughts on “Mr. Mike Kumar, RIP

  1. Mike Kumar was an extraordinary Christian in every sense of the word. His devotion to Christ in the blessed sacrament was an inspiration to many. A few years ago when my wife Silvina and I sent out a plea for a monstrance to bring over to our mission with the poor and destitute of Obera, Misiones, Argentina..Mike not only answer the call but gave us one of the most beautiful monstrances I have ever seen. When we said that a more simple one would be very gratefully accepted, his reply was..”only the very best is acceptable to house our beloved Jesus”. That just about summed up the remarkable faith of our friend Mike…nothing was too good for our Lord. The following year he donated a number of, thanks to Mike’s original donation, the bishop of Obera, Mgr. Damian Bitar..along with his fellow priests decided to build the first chapel of perpetual adoration in that part of Argentina and Mike’s name was greatly acclaimed on the inauguration of same. May God in His greatness take him to His bosom. R.I.P.

  2. We had the great pleasure of Mike Kumar here in Headford parish 2 years ago, promoting adoration of the blessed sacrament. Mike has left a wonderful legacy to us all, in his deep love of the Lord truly present among us in the blessed sacrament. he had a lovely line in his presentation, “Jesus the carpenter is looking for joiners.” Mike was always seeking out those “joiners” (adorers of the Blessed Sacrament). May Mike’s gentle soul rest eternally in the loving presence of the all embracing heart of Jesus, and may the Christ-child smile upon him, and may he rest in peace, Amen.

  3. Echoing what many have expressed before, ‘Uncle Mike’ was indeed a remarkably kind, generous, patient and selfless man, who will be very much missed by his family; not least his Father, who has had to endure the hardest challenge – the loss of a child.

    To introduce you to a Mike few of you knew, he was, in his youth, a powerful swimmer, a talented cricketer and footballer, a capable scholar and an attentive son. He had made many friends around the world through his collection of pen-friends to whom he would write lengthy and contemplative letters. There were few countries where he would be without a warm welcome from a friend’s home.

    He worked immensely hard throughout his life. His retail career cut short due to ill health, he found new life through religion and continued his work ethic by devoting his time and energy to the Church.

    We’ll miss you Uncle Mike. Sleep Well.

    Your loving brother Kam.


    Dad, Marie, Timothy, Flavia, Myles & Simon Kumar

  4. Michael Donelon February 1, 2015 at 1:59 am -

    what can i say about mike kumar he gave me my first job in 87 he was a very understanding man extremely fair and was the best employer i ever had attention to detail was the most important thing mike taught me which enable me to have further success trulife god bless you mike me and family and expescially alan Donelon rest in peace mike kumar good people are never forgotten

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