Msgr. Michael Minehan, died on November 25, 2008 from complications of hepatits; he was 55 years old. Msgr. Minehan was parochial vicar in various parishes, a judge on the tribunal of the Diocese of Syracuse, Judicial Vicar, and chancellor of the Diocese of Syracuse. He was pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Lafayette. Upon leaving his post as chancellor in 2004 he became pastor at St. Mary's, Cortland.
Msgr. Minehan was survived by his sister and two nephews and two neices. Please remember Msgr. Minehan and his family in your prayers and Masses.