The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

For the bishop and priests of the Raleigh, NC Diocese.

In Memory Of

Deceased Priests of the Diocese of Raleigh - Month of JANUARY*   (Mouse over or touch each name for details)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard S. Baker  (1870) Rev. Fr. Richard S. Baker ( 1806-1870)

Born: June 1806, Ireland
Ordained: 1837 by Bishop England
Death: January 30, 1870

Fr. Baker served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
Catholicity in the Carolinas and Georgia Memorial

  ●   Rev. Fr. Patrick Joseph Coffey  (1876) Rev. Fr. Patrick Joseph Coffey (-1876)

Ordained: May 24, 1844
Death: 1876

Fr. Coffey served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. John the Baptist, Raleigh
St. John the Evangelist, Washington
St. Thomas, Wilmington


Fr. Coffey
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  ●   Rev. Fr. James H. Prendergast  (1899) Rev. Fr. James H. Prendergast (-1899)

Death: January 22, 1899

Fr. Prendergast served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. John the Baptist, Raleigh

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Cyprian Creagh, O.S.B.  (1904) Rev. Fr. Cyprian Creagh, O.S.B. (-1904)

Death: January 27, 1904

Fr. Creagh served in the following parish:
St. Joseph, Gaston


  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew O'Keefe  (1906) Rev. Fr. Matthew OʼKeefe (1828-1906)

Birth: May 11, 1828
Ordination: January 04, 1852
Death: January 28, 1906

Fr. OʼKeefe served in the following parishes:
St. Anne, Edenton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Herman J. Grones, O.S.B.  (1936) Rev. Fr. Herman Grones, O.S.B. (1874-1936)

Birth: March 17, 1874, Mayen, Prussia
Ordained: August 30, 1918
Death: January 04, 1936

Fr. Grones served in the following parishes:
St. James the Greater, Concord
St. Aloysius, Hickory

Fr. Gronesʼ Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew Gratz, O.S.B.  (1942) Rev. Fr. Matthew Gratz, O.S.B. (1876-1942)

Birth: November 14, 1876
Ordained: June 10, 1900 by Bishop Leo Haid
Death: January 15, 1942

Fr. Gratz served in the following parishes:
St. Agnes, Washington
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
St. Bernadette, Goldsboro


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Bernard J. McDevitt  (1942) Rev. Fr. Bernard J. McDevitt (1898-1942)

Birth: 1898, Ireland
Ordained: July 03, 1923
Death: January 18, 1942

Fr. McDevitt served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Thomas, Wilmington
St. Helena, Burgaw
St. John the Apostle, Waynesville
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
North Carolina Apostolate, Raleigh

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Michael A Irwin  (1952) Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Irwin (1866-1952)

Birth: August 31, 1866
Ordained: June 10, 1900
Death: January 06, 1952

Msgr. Irwin served in the following parishes:
Our lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
St. Mark, Newton Grove
St. Mary, Durham
St. Paul, New Bern

Title of Monsignor Awarded to Rev. Michael Irwin
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Cajetan Foley, O.F.M.  (1954) Rev. Fr. Cajetan Foley, O.F.M. (1908-1954)

Birth: June 19, 1908
Ordained: June 09, 1936
Death: January 11, 1954

Fr. Foley served in the following parishes:
St. Benedict, Winston Salem
St. Anthony of Padua, Asheville

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard J. Keenan, C.Ss.R.  (1958) Rev. Fr. Richard J. Keenan, C.Ss.R (1883-1958 )

Birth: January 18, 1883
Ordained: 1915
Death: January 07, 1958

Father Keenan served in the following parish:
Holy Reedemer, Newton Grove

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles E. Sweeney  (1958) Rev. Fr. Charles E. Sweeney (1902-1958)

Birth: February 13, 1902
Ordained: May 30, 1957
Death: January 07, 1958

Fr. Sweeney served in the following parish:
Wilmington

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert J. MacMillan  (1962) Rev. Fr. Robert McMillan (1908-1962)

Birth: May 19, 1908
Ordained: June 2, 1933
Death: January 08, 1962

Fr. McMillan served the following parishes:
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Philip A. Kennedy, O.F.M.  (1966) Rev. Fr. Philip A. Kennedy, O.F.M. (1909-1966)

Birth: 1909
Ordained: 1941
Death: January 14, 1966

Fr. Kennedy served in the following parish:
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir

Fr. Kennedyʼs Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward J. Halloran, M.M.  (1968) Rev. Fr. Herman J. Halloran, M.M. (1898-1968)

Birth: September 28, 1898
Ordained: June 19, 1927
Death: January 12, 1968

Fr. Halloran served in the following parish:
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston

Fr. Halloranʼs Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Cletus J. Helfrich  (1971) Rev. Fr. Cletus J. Helfrich (1898-1971)

Birth: 1898
Ordained: 1924
Death: January 11, 1971

Fr. Helfrich served in the following parishes:
St. John, Waynesville, Charlotte
St. Paul, Henderson
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lexington

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Maurus Buchheit, O.S.B.  (1975) Rev. Fr. Maurus Buchheit, O.S.B. (1885-1975)

Birth: November 14, 1885
ordained: December 21, 1912
Death: January 14, 1975

Fr. Buchheit served in the following parish:
St. James the Greater, Concord

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Philip J. O'Mara  (1975) Rev. Fr. Philip J. OʼMara (1899-1975)

Birth: June 17, 1899
Ordained: 1927
Death: January 26, 1975

Fr. OʼMara served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Immaculate Conception, Henderson
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Paul, Henderson
Annunciation, Havelock
St. Joseph of the Hills, Leaksville Spray
St. Joan of Arc, Candler

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Arthur J. Racette  (1975) Rev. Fr. Arthur Racette (1903-1975)

Birth: November 8, 1903. NY
Ordained: June 14, 1930
Death: January 25, 1975

Fr. Racette served in the following parishes:
St. John the Evangelist, Waynesville
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. John, Waynesville
St. Edward, High Point
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Therese, Wilson
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach
Immaculate Conception, Carolina Beach
St. Aloysius, Hickory
St. Mary, Wilmington
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Msgr. Charles J. O'Connor  (1976) Rev. Fr. Charles J. OʼConnor (1918-1976)

Birth: 1918
Ordained: 1942
Death: January 01, 1976

Fr. OʼConnor served in the following parishes:
St. Therese, Wilson
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Patrick, Fayetteville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Kenneth I. Parker  (1976) Rev. Fr. Kenneth I. Parker (1921-1976)

Birth: May 26, 1921
Ordained: May 30, 1957, by Bishop Waters
Death: January 12, 1976

Fr. Parker served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durhuam
St. Joan of Arc, Asheville
St Paul, Henderson
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
St. Joseph, Asheboro
St. Joseph, Raleigh
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Anne, Edenton
All Souls, Columbia
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh

Fr. Parkerʼs Obituary on page 9


  ●   Rev. Fr. Anselm Robinson, O.F.M.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Anselm Robinson, O.F.M. (1910-1978)

Birth: September 29, 1910
Ordained: 1937
Death: January 01, 1978

Fr. Robinson served in the following parish:
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir

Rev. Anselm Robinsonʼs Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Henry Simon, C.Ss.R.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Henry J. Simon, C.Ss.R. (1900-1978)

Birth: December 12, 1900
Ordained: June 14, 1925
Death: January 31, 1978

Fr. Simon served in the following parish:
Immaculate Conception, Clinton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael Sugrue, S.A.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Michael Sugrue, S.A. (1892-1978)

Birth: 1892
Death: January 01, 1978

Fr. Sugrue served in the following parish:
Our Lady of Atonement, Kinston
St. Francis de Sales, Lumberton

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Lawrence C. Newman  (1981) Rev. Msgr. Lawrence C. Newman (1913-1981)

Birth: December 14, 1913
Ordained: May 02, 1940
Death: January 21, 1981

Msgr. Newman served in the following parishes:
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Peter, Charlotte
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. John the Apostle, Waynesville
St. Mary, Shelby
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Our Lady of Mercy, Winston-Salem

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Curran  (1983) Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Curran (1905-1983)

Birth: April 12, 1905
Ordained: May 02, 1940
Death: January 24, 1983

Fr. Curran served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Mary, Durham
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
St. Paul, New Bern
Our Lady of the Annunciation, Albermarle
St. James the Greater, Concord
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Edward T. Gilbert  (1983) Rev. Msgr. Edward T. Gilbert (1902-1983)

Birth: May 04, 1902
Ordained: May 31, 1931
Death: January 03, 1983. NC

Msgr. Gilbert served in the following parishes:
St. Agnes, Washington
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
St. Bernadette, Goldsboro

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Eugene H. Livelsberger  (1987) Rev. Mgrs. Eugene H. Livelsberger (1913-1987)

Birth: December 24, 1913
Ordained: June 04, 1939
Death: January 06, 1987

Fr. Livelsberger served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Eugene, Asheboro
St. Ann, Charlotte

Fr. Livelsbergerʼs Bio
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph Drane, S.J.  (1990) Rev. Fr. Joseph Drane, S.J. (1909-1990)

Birth: May 26, 1909
Ordained June 23, 1940
Death: January 17, 1990

Fr. Drane served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Garner
St. Mak, Wilmington

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward H. Baseheart  (1997) Rev. Fr. Edward H. Baseheart (1916-1997)

Birth: December 29, 1916
Ordained: May 02, 1942
Death: January 31, 1997

Fr. Baseheart served in the following parish:
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst

Rev. Edward H. Baseheart, 80, pastor emeritus of St. Gregory the Great
Church in Chicago, died Friday at Mother Theresa Home in Lemont. Rev.
Baseheart served as pastor for 18 years, before retiring in 1987. "A
lot of people question whether a pastor is an administrator or
spiritual leader and father to the people," said Rev. John Clemens,
the present pastor of St. Gregory who succeeded Rev. Baseheart. "Ed
was the latter. He was a father and comforter of the people. He was
the epitome of the parish, a humble and gentle man of God." Rev.
Baseheart was ordained in 1942 and taught at Quigley Preparatory
Seminary for several years. His brother John said he loved golf,
fishing and tennis. "He was quite a sportsman. And he loved the
Cubs." Additional survivors include 12 nieces and nephews.
Chicago Tribune. Feb. 03, 1997

  ●   Rev. Fr. Hilary Miketinac, O.F.M. Conv.  (1997) Rev. Fr. Hilary Miketinac, O.F.M. Conv. (1915-1997)

Birth: October 13, 1915
Ordained: 1945
Death: January 01, 1997

Fr. Miketinac served in the following parishes:
St. Stanislaus, Castle Hayne
Blessed Sacrement, Burlington

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Aquinas Reding, O.F.M.  (2000) Rev. Fr. Aquinas Reding, O.F.M. (1921-2000)

Birth: October 10, 1921
Ordination: June 12, 1953
Death: January 04, 2000

Fr. Reding served in the following parish:
St. Anthony of Padua, Asheville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Kevin C. Fahey, O.S.B.  (2002) Rev. Fr. Kevin C. Fahey, O.S.B. (1926-2002)

Birth: 1916
Ordained: June 13, 1953
Death: January 15, 2002

Fr. Fahey served in the following parishes:
St. Peter, Charlotte
St. Mary, Laurinburg
Sacred Heart, Dunn
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary

Fr. Faheyʼs Ordination, Southern Cross 1953
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Vincent I Erb  (2005) Rev. Fr. Vincent Erb (1919-2005)

Birth: 1919
Ordained: May 18, 1950 by Bishop Waters
Death: January 26, 2005

Fr. Erb served in the following parishes:
St. John the Apostle, Waynesville
Sacred Heart, Brevard
St. Bernadette, Goldsboro
St. Therese, Mooresville
St. Charles Borromeo, Morganton
St. Piux X, Stateville,
Holy Angels, Mount Airy
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace

Fr. Vincent Erb Obituary, Catholic News Herald 2005
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Pius F. Keating S.A.  (2007) Rev. Fr. Pius F. Keating, S.A. (1916-2007)

Birth: December 07, 1916
Ordained: February 09, 1946
Death: January 17, 2007

Fr. Keating served in the following parishes:
Christ the King, High Point
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Fr. Keating Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis T. Connolly  (2008) Rev. Fr. Francis T. Connolly, (1927-2008)

Birth: January 22, 1927
Ordained: December 20, 1959
Death: January 02, 2008

Fr. Connolly served in the following parishes:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Mary, Laurinburg
St. Joseph, Asheboro
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward P. Mahoney  (2009) Rev. Fr. Edward P. Mahoney (1932-2009)

Birth: November 03, 1932
Ordained: October 17, 1956
Death: January 08, 2009

Fr. Mahoney served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
Newman Catholic Student Center University, Chapel Hill
Catholic Student Center, NCSU, Raleigh

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Daniel Donovan, C.M.  (2012) Rev. Fr. Daniel Donovan, C.M. (1922-2012)

Birth: October 14, 1922
Ordained: 1949
Death: January 26, 2012

Fr. Donovan served in the following parish:
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Greensboro


  ●   + Rev. Fr. Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E.  (2013) + Rev. Bishop Moses B. Anderson (1928-2013)

Birth: September 9, 1928
Ordained: January 27, 1983
Death: January 01, 2013

Bishop Anderson served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte
St. Catherine, Elizabeth City

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard Doherty  (2015) Rev. Fr. Richard Doherty (1948-2015)

Birth: January 31, 1948
Ordained: November 08, 1985
Death: January 04, 2015

Fr. Doherty served in the following parishes:
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. Bernadette, Fuquay Varina
Holy Trinity, Williamston
Ss. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church, Garner
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Mission, Raleigh

Fr. Dohertyʼs Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. George Ribeiro, S.A.  (2015) Rev. Fr. George Ribeiro, S.A. (1932-2015)

Born: February 22, 1932
Ordained: May 27, 1967
Death: January 28, 2015

Fr. Ribeiro served in the following parish:
St. Andrew the Apostle, Apex

Memorial
Obituary


  ●   Rev. Msgr. James P. Robinson, S.S.E.  (2015) Rev. Msgr. James P. Robinson, S.S.E. (1931-2015)

born: May 17, 1931
Ordained: May 30, 1957
Death: January 09, 2015

Fr. Robinson served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte
St. Catherine, Elizabeth City

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. George J. Brennan  (2016) Rev. Fr. George J. Brennan (1921-2016)

Birth: September 13, 1921
Ordained: June 04, 1949
Death: January 31, 2016

Fr. Brennan served in the following parish:
St. Leo, Winston Salem

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* Includes secular and missionary priests who served throughout North Carolina prior to the formation of the Raleigh Diocese in 1924.

Prayer for Deceased Priests

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the souls of Thy servants, Thy priests whom in this life
Thou didst honor with the sacred office, may rejoice in the glory of Heaven for ever more.
Amen.

We pray for the happy repose of the soul of ........

May eternal rest be granted to him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.

AMEN

Praying for the Repose of Faithful Departed