Pastor Holy Rosary Mission
Father James F. Kelly: Pastor of Holy Rosary Mission from 1991 to 2002.
The following 12 minute video was prfessionally made in 1994 and produced in Texas. The footage of the late Father Kelly flying around Bristol Bay was shot in the late 1980’s.
Father Kelly crashed into a mountain near Dillingham, Alaska on Palm Sunday, 2002. This video goes out to all Father Kelly’s friends.
Here is a picture of Fr. Kelly and I in May of 2001 (one year before his death). I requested time off during my pastoral year in Kodiak to fly a couple of months with him around the Holy Rosary Mission. We went to so many villiages I cannot even remember the name of the one in the below picture.
Here is the mountain where Father Jim Kelly died, looking to the south west from Manokotak. Here are the GPS coordinates for the crash sight:
N 58 degrees 55.940'
W 159 degrees 15.681'
Highlights of the video include Fr. Kelly talking with the Flight Service Station in Dillingham, Alaska; flying to King Salmon, Clarks Point, and Dillingham, Alaska; beautiful scenery shots from the air; the blessing of the Dillingham fishing fleet; Mass at Saint Theresa, Clarks Point, and Holy Rosary; interviews with Desmond Hurley, Louise Gardener, Archbishop Hurley, FAA employees, and others.
Since Youtube.com recently changed its upload time to 15 minutes per video, the old VHS was digitalized and this 12 minute video was uploaded.
To download this video for yourself, try using the following web address and follow the instructions. http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html
As always, fly safe out there!