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 MAY*   (Mouse over or touch each name for details)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Philip Gillick  (1874) Rev. Fr. Philip Gillick (1809 -1874)

Birth: 1809
Ordained: abt. 1827
Death: May 17, 1874 , NY

Father Gillick served in the following parish:
St. Paul, Newbern

Foxboro Catholics
Memorial

  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Murray  (1892) Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Murray ( -1892)

Death: May 08, 1892

Father Murray served in the following parish:
St. Anne, Edenton


  ●   Rev. Fr. Bede Northmann, O.S.B.  (1892) Rev. Fr. Bede Northmann, O.S.B. ( -1892)

Death: May 18, 1892

Father Northmann served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Gaston
St. Joseph, Hickory
St. Mary, Belmont


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis Meyer, O.S.B.  (1905) Rev. Fr. Francis Meyer, O.S.B. (1861-1905)

Birth September 06, 1861
Ordained: 1889
Death: May 30, 1905

Father Meyer served in the following parishes:
St. Agnes, Greensboro
St. John the Baptist, Raleigh
St. Peter, Charlotte

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

  ●   Rev. Fr. Leo P. Kuntz, O.S.B.  (1917) Rev. Fr. Leo Kuntz, O.S.B. (1862 -1917)

Birth: September 14, 1862
Ordained: July 01, 1881
Death: May 17, 1917

St. Joseph, Newbern
St. Thomas, Wilmington
Sacred Heart, Salisbury


  ●   Rev. Fr. Eugene P. Carroll  (1937) Rev. Fr. Eugene P. Carroll ( -1937)

Ordained: May 01, 1930
Death: May 05, 1937

Fr. Carrol served in the following parishes:
Holy Trinity, Kinston
St. Edward, High Point
Sacred Heart, Raleigh
St. Paul, Henderson
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas W. Stapleton  (1948) Rev. Fr. Thomas W. Stapleton (1868-1948)

Birth: September 27, 1868
Ordained: 1901
Death: May 18, 1948, PA

Father Stapleton served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Leo, Winston Salem
St. Paul, Newbern

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Alphonse Buss, O.S.B.  (1951) Rev. Fr. Alphonse Buss, O.S.B. (1877-1951)

Birth: March 20, 1877
Ordained: May 24, 1910
Death: May 18, 1951

Father Buss served in the following parishes:
St. Michael, Gastonia
Holy Angels, Mount Airy

Memorial


  ●   + Most Reverend William J. Hafey  (1954) Most Reverend William J. Hafey (1888-1954)

Birth: March 18, 1888
Ordained: June 16, 1914 , 1910
Death: May 12, 1954

Bishop Hafey was born in Chicopee, Mass, he graduated from Holy Cross College, studied law for one year at Georgetown University, Washington, then entered Mount St. Maryʼs Seminary at Emmitsburg, Md. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1914. He served as secretary to Cardinal Gibbons and as chancellor to Archbishop Curley. He was consecrated Bishop June 24, 1925 and one week later was installed at Sacred Heart Cathedral as the first Bishop of Raleigh. During Bishop Hafeyʼs twelve years of labors in North Carolina the number of Catholics had nearly doubled, passing the ten thousand mark. The clergy had grown from 31 in 1925 to 79 in 1937. He was active in acquiring properties in various towns and communities of the state and the number of churches grew from 61 to 91. He erected 16 parochial schools, and brought to the diocese a number of religious orders to teach the children. He put up six churches and four schools for the black communities where pupils received general and vocational training. Under his direction new buildings were erected at the Catholic Orphanage. He pushed to a steady growth and fuller development the three church hospitals in Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro as hospital facilities and training schools for nurses.

Source: Southern Cross Newspaper 1937
Past Bishops Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. John A. Beshel  (1955) Rev. Fr. John A. Beshel ( -1955)

Ordained: 1930
Death: May 30, 1955

Fr. Beshel served in the following parishes:
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Edward, High Point
North Carolina Apostolate, Raleigh
Regina Apostolorum, Raleigh
St. Anne, Edenton
St. James the Greater, Hamlet


  ●   Rev. Fr. Augustine Aylward, C.Ss.R  (1965) Rev. Fr. Augustine Aylward, C.Ss.R. (1899-1965)

Birth: January 22, 1899
Ordained: June 14, 1925
Death: May 05, 1965

Fr. Aylward served in the following parish:
St. Mark, Newton Groves

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward C. Biss, O.S.B  (1969) Rev. Fr. Edward Biss, O.S.B. (1896 -1969)

Birth: May 25, 1896
Ordained: June 05, 1921
Death: May 05, 1969

Fr. Biss served in the following parishes:
St. Leo, Winston Salem
St. Peter, Charlotte

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Augustine Deveau, O.F.M.  (1971) Rev. Augustine Deveau, O.F.M. (1914-1971)

Birth: September 20, 1914. Mass.
Ordained: May 28, 1942
Death: June 18, 1971

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

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Henri A. Blanc, A.A.  (1972) Rev. Fr. Henri Blanc (1884-1972)

Birth: November 12, 1884 Savoy, France
Ordained: July 10, 1910
Death: May 6, 1972

Fr. Blanc served in the following parishes:
Oteen VA Hospital, Asheville
St. Joseph Hospital
St. Genevieve of the Pines

Fr. Henry A. Blanc


  ●   Rev. Fr. William T. McShea  (1973) Rev. Fr. William T. McShea (1905-1955)

Birth: October 1905
Ordained: May 1940
Death: May 10, 1973

Fr. McShea served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Paul, Newbern
Holy Name, Vanceboro
St. Aloysius, Hickory
St. Benedict, Greensboro
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Charles, Morganton
St. Joseph, Asherboro
St. Pius X, Stateville


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joachim Dunn, O.F.M. Conv.  (1976) Rev. Fr. Joachim Dunn, O.F.M. (1902-1974)

Birth: January 10, 1902
Death: May 09, 1976

Fr. Dunn McKenna served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Burgaw
St. Stanislaus, Castle Hayne

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Paytas, S.A.  (1980) Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Paytas, S.A. (1913-1980)

Birth: 1913
Death: May 26, 1980

Fr. Paytas served in the following parish:
Christ the King, High Point

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. McCourt  (1982) Rev. Fr. Francis J. McCourt (1887-1982)


Birth: September 10, 1887
Ordained: June 06, 1920
Death: May 10, 1982

Father McCourt served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Mary, Wilmington
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Anne, Edenton
St. John the Baptist, Tryon
Our Lady of Victory, Salisbury

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward C. Smith, Glenmary  (1983) Rev. Fr. Edward C. Smith (1946-1983)

Birth: October 16, 1946
Ordained: July 30, 1981
Death: May 05, 1983

Fr. Smith served in the following parish:
St. Elizabeth, Boone

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard Roche, O.M.I.  (1984) Rev. Fr. Richard Roche, O.M.I. (-1984)

Ordained: 1941
Death: May 08, 1984

Fr. Roche served in the following parish:
St. Ann, Fayetteville


  ●   Rev. Fr. C. Ralph Monk  (1985) Rev. Fr. Charles R. Monk (1916-1985)

Birth: July 28, 1916, NC
Ordained: May 11, 1961
Death: May 18, 1985, Durham NC

Fr. Monk served in the following parishes:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro
St. Patrick, Charlotte
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro
St. Mary, Goldsboro

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael Mulkern, O.F.M.  (1985) Rev. Fr. Michael Mulkern, O.F.M. (1927-1985)

Birth: July 14, 1927, MA
Ordained: May 24, 1954 by Bishop Waters
Death: May 24, 1985

Fr. Mulkern served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. Leo, Winston-Salem
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Edward, High Point

Michael Mulkern, O.F.M.


  ●   Rev. Fr. Ignatius McDonough, S.A.  (1987) Rev. Fr. Ignatius McDonough, S.A. (1900-1987)

Birth: August 20, 1900
Death: May 13, 1987

Fr. McDonough served in the following parish:
Christ the King, High Point

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Adrian Ramanauskas, S.A.  (1988) Rev. Fr. Adrian Ramanauskas, S.A. (1931-1988)

Birth: October 30, 1931 Maryland
Death: May 16, 1988 NY

Fr. Ramanauskas served in the following parish:
Christ the King, High Point

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Bumann  (1989) Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Bumann (1927 -1989)

Birth: August 30,1927
Ordained: 1954
Death: May 09, 1989

Fr. Bumann served in the following parishes:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Anne, Clayton
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
Our Lady of the Sows, Elizabethtown
St. John the Evangelist, Washington
St. Therese, Wilson
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington
Holy Trinity, Kinston
Holy Redeemer by the Sea, Kitty Hawk
Good Shepherd, Hope Mills

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. James J. Noonan  (1992) Rev. Fr. James J. Noonan (1907 -1992)

Birth: May 17, 1907
Death: May 24, 1992

Father Noonan served in the following parishes:
St. Peter, Greenville
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Joseph of the Hills, Leaksille Spray
St. Mary, Mount Olive
St. Mary, Lauringburg
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte
St. Leo, Winston-Salem
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Msgr. Michael Francis O'Keefe  (1994) Rev. Msgr. Michael F. OʼKeefe (1917-1994)

Birth: 1917
Ordained: 1945
Death: May 10,1994

Msgr. OʼKeefe served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Agnes, Washington
St. Ann, Charlotte
St. Pius X, Stateville
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Gabriel, Charlotte


  ●   Rev. Fr. William F. Kelley, SJ  (2000) Rev. Fr. William T. Kelley, S.J. (1914-2000)

Birth: Feb. 11 1914, Wis.
Ordained: July, 21, 1944
Death: May 2, 2000

Fr. Kelley served in the following parish:
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh

Remembering Fr. William Kelley, S.J.

  ●   Rev. Fr. Donald Levernier, Glenmary  (2002) Rev. Fr. Donald Levernier, Glenmary (-2002)

Ordained: 1961
Death: May 29, 2002

Fr. Levernier served in the following parish:
St. Francis of Assisi, Macon

Obituary
Memorial


  ●   + Most Reverend George E. Lynch  (2003) Most Rev. George E. Lynch (1917-2003)

Birth: March 4, 1917 NY
Ordained: May 29, 1943
Death: May 25, 2003

Msgr Lynch served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Patrick, Charlotte
St. Paul, Henderson
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sanford
Holy Name of Jesus, Nazareth, Raleigh
Mother of Mercy, Washington
Sacred Heart, Southport

Raleigh, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bishop George E. Lynch, former auxiliary bishop of Raleigh and a pro-life activist during his retirement, died May 25, 2003, four days before the 60th anniversary of his ordination. He was 86 years old. Working with Operation Rescue, the bishop was arrested more than 21 times. His silent prayers said while sitting or kneeling in front of abortion centers served to change the minds and hearts of many mothers contemplating aborting their children. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Raleigh Bishop Joseph Gossman on Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raleigh. In 1995, Bishop Lynch was charged with violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (FACE) by blocking access to the Women’s Medical Pavilion, an abortion clinic in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. It was the ninth civil action brought by the Department of Justice under FACE nationwide, and the first such civil suit by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In July 1996, a federal judge refused to impose statutory damages against the bishop. During his frequent arrests, Bishop Lynch often suffered police brutality, but these hardships never arrested his zeal to offer himself for to promote the culture of life.

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. John J. Harper  (2004) Rev. Fr. John J. Harper (1922 -2004)

Birth: February 17, 1922, NY
Ordination: May 15, 1947
Death: May 23, 2004

Fr. Harper served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
Tranfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Joseph, Kannapolis
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Annunciation, Havelock
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Mildred, Swansboro

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Harold James Hocking, S.J.  (2006) Rev. Fr. Harold James Hocking, S.J. (1921-2006)

Birth: July, 22, 1921
Ordained: June 22, 1952
Death: May 16, 2006

Father Hocking served in the following parish:
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Andre A. Corbin  (2008) Rev. Fr. Andre Corbin (-2008)

Ordained: 1961
Death: May 15, 2008

Fr. Corbin served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Groves
St. Lawrence, Asheville
Sacred heart, Brevard
Our Lady of Fatima, Winston-Salem


  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard E. Cleary, O.S.F.S.  (2009) Rev. Fr. Richard Cleary, O.S.F.S. (1931-2009)

Birth: August 10, 1931
Professed: September 12, 1950
Death: May 24, 2009

Fr. Cleary served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Holy Infant, Durham

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Onofrio R. Smiraldo  (2009) Rev. Fr. Onofrio R. Smiraldo ( 1928-2009)

Birth: October 21, 1928
Ordained: May 30,1953
Death: May 15, 2009

Fr. Smiralo served in the following parish:
St. Patrick, Charlotte

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Alan J. Dash  (2012) Rev. Fr. Alan J. Dash (1937-2012)

Birth: October 10, 1937, NY
Ordained: May 04, 1967 by Bishop Waters
Death: May 17, 2012

Fr. Dash served in the following parishes:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro
St. Ann, Charlotte
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh
St. Gabriel, Greenville
St. John the Baptist, Ahoskie
Diocesan Director of Vocations
Catholic Student Center, NCSU Raleigh
Catholic Student Center, UNCW
Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew McSorley, O.S.B.  (2012) Rev. Fr. Matthew McSorley, O.S.B. (1921-2012)

Birth: April 10,1921
Ordained: June 4, 1949
Death: may 24, 2012

Fr. McSorley served in the following parish:
Belmont Abbey

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Donald Winter, C.Ss.R.  (2015) Rev. Fr. Donald Winter, C.Ss.R. (-2015)

Death: May 17, 2015

Fr. Winter served in the following parish:
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Wilson


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph G. Vetter  (2018) Rev. Fr. Joseph Vetter (1947-2018)

Birth: February 1, 1947
Ordained: March 26, 197
Death: May 07, 2018

Fr. Vetter served in the following parishes:
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Duke University Medical Center, Durham
St. Joseph, Raleigh
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh
St. Julia, Siler City
Newman Catholic Center, Durham
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
Sacred Heart, Southport
St. Therese, Wrightsbille Beach

Obituary



* 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