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

  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas Malony  (1844) Rev. Fr. Thomas Malony (1812-1844)

Birth: 1812
Ordained: 1838 by Bishop England
Death: July 17, 1844

Fr. Malony served in the following parish:
St. Paul , New Bern

Fr. Malony was born in 1812 in Limerick, Ireland and studied at Chambly, Canada. He was ordained in
Charleston in 1838, and died at Columbus in Georgia, in 1844 after a brief illness, fortified by the
Last Sacraments administered by Father Patrick J. Coffey, who was assistant at Macon; he was
about 32 years of age.

Source: Catholicity in the Carolinas and Georgia by Jeremiah OʼConnell

Catholics in Georgia


  ●   Rev. Fr. Herman Wolfe, O.S.B.  (1884) Rev. Herman Wolfe, O.S.B. ( -1884)

Death: July 12, 1884

Fr. Wolfe served in the following parishes:
Belmont Abbey, Charlotte
St. James the Greater, Concord

History of Belmont Abbey


  ●   Rev. Fr. James A. Corcoran  (1889) Rev. Fr. James A. Corcoran (1820-1889)

Birth: March 30, 1820 Charleston SC.
Ordained: Dec 21, 1842
Death: July 16, 1889

Fr. James Corcoran served in the following parish:
St. Thomas, Wilmington.

Rt. Rev. Msgr. James A. Corcoran S.T.D., died July 16th at St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, PA, over
70 years of age. Father Corcoran was one of the most learned men in the Catholic Church in this
country. He was a prolific writer and his contributions to Catholic literature have been most
valuable. Source 1890 Hoffmannʼs Catholic Directory.

James Andrew Corcoran, Catholic Encylopedia


  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles E. Burns  (1905) Rev. Fr. Charles E. Burns(-1905)

Ordained: June 20, 1886
Death: 19 July, 1905

Fr. Burns served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas, Wilmington
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Charles, New Bern

Memorial


  ●   +Most Reverend Leo Haid, O.S.B.  (1924) Most Rev. Bishop Leo Haid, O.S.B. (1849-1924)

Birth: July 15, 1849
Ordained: December 21, 1872
Death: July 24, 1924

Bishop Haid served in the following parish:
Belmont Abbey, Charlotte

Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles Kneusels  (1924) Rev. Fr. Charles Kneusels (1866-1924)

Birth: September 1866, Germany
Ordained: June 12, 1911
Death: July 31, 1924

Fr. Kneusels served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph & St. Helena, Pender
St. Joseph, Burgaw

Fr. Kneusels was born in Rhineland Grefeld, Germany, 58 years ago. He was secretary to the
general of the religious order of the dominicans for 18 years. He was ordained to the priesthood
June 12, 1911. Soon after his ordination he was assigned to St. Helena, his congregation then
consisting of twenty Italian families.

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Peter G. Marion  (1924) Ret. Rev. Msgr. Peter G. Marion (1863-1924)

Birth: June 29, 1863
Death: July 04, 1924

Msgr. Marion served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Raleigh
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Immaculate Conception, Henderson

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Maurice McDonnell, O.S.B.  (1950) Rev. Fr. Maurice McDonnell, O.S.B. (1887-1950)

Birth: December 21, 1887, Concord, N.H.
Ordained: December 21, 1916 by Bishop Leo Haid
Death: July 03, 1950

Fr. McDonnell served in the following parish:
St. Peter, Charlotte

Fr. Maurice, The Bulletin of the Catholic Laymenʼs Association of Georgia, 1939
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Martin Yanicko, T.O.R.  (1959) Rev. Fr. Martin Yanicko, T.O.R. (1919-1959)

Birth: June 24, 1919. PA
Ordained: 1946
Death: July 06, 1959. PA

Fr. Yanicko served in the following parish:
St. Egbert, Morehead City

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Daniel McDevitt, C.P.  (1966) Rev. Fr. Daniel McDevitt, C.P. (1901-1966)

Birth: May 30, 1901, Brooklyn NY
Ordained: June 2, 1928
Death: July 18, 1966

Fr. McDevitt served in the following parishes:
St. John ,Waynesville, Charlotte
Mother of Mercy, Washington

Father Daniel McDevitt, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Walter Cavanaugh, C.S.s.R.  (1970) Rev. Fr. Walter Cavanaugh, C.S.s.R. (1916-1970)

Birth: 1916
Ordained: June 23, 1946
Death: July 18, 1970

Fr. Cavanaugh served in the following parish:
St. Joseph, Kannapolis


  ●   Rev. Fr. Fidelis Becker, M.S.Ss.T.  (1971) Rev. Fr. Fidelis Becker, M.S.Ss.T. (1913-1971)

Birth: Januaray 03, 1913
Entered: June 10, 1934
Death: July 04, 1971

Fr. Becker served in the following parish:
Holy Innocent, Maysville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Raymond J. Dewdney, O.P.  (1972) Rev. Fr. Raymond J. Dewdney, O.P. (1900-1972)

Birth: 1900
Death: July 22, 1972

Fr. Dewdney served in the following parish:
St. Monica, Raleigh

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis Overend, C.S.P.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Francis Overend, C.S.P. (1899-1978)

Birth: August 23, 1899
Ordained: June 02, 1928
Death: July 24, 1978

Fr. Overend served in the following parish:
Our Lady of Mercy, Winston-Salem

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  ●   Rev. Fr. William J. LePage, S.S.E.  (1980) Rev. Fr. William Lepage, S.S.E. ( -1980)

Ordained: 1939
Death: July 23, 1980

Fr. Lepage served in the following parishes:
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro
St. Catherine, Elizabeth City

Fr. William LePage, SSE died on July 23, 1980. He was born in New York City.
His family settled in Montgomery, Vermont. He entered the Society
when he was 28 and was ordained in 1939. Most of his priestly
life was spent in the Southern Missions. He was a man of many firsts
– the first Edmundite to be stationed on Mon Luis, the first Edmundite
to say Mass in Heron Bay, and the first resident pastor of Saint Catherine’s
Parish in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He served in virtually all
the Edmundite Southern parishes at one time or another as well as in
Swanton and the West River Missions in Vermont. He had a good sense
of humor. A man of practical pastoral wisdom, he once offered the
following advice to his discouraged Brother priests: “In your work,
when you succeed, remember it is God doing it. When you fail, remember
you are working with human beings.”


  ●   Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Denges  (1985) Rev. Msgr. Peter Denges (1895-1985)

Birth: October 7, 1895
Ordained: July 16, 1927
Death: July 27, 1985

Msgr. Denges served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedrail, Raleigh
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Therese, Wilson
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Holy Redeemer by the Sea, Kitty Hawk
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
St. Mary, Shelby

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  ●   Rev. Fr. James Joseph Noonan, M.S.  (1985) Rev. Fr. James Joseph Noonan, M.S. (1926 -1985)

Birth: 1926
Death: 1985

Fr. Noonan served in the following parish:
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke


  ●   Rev. Fr. Martin L. Bangert, O.F.M.  (1986) Rev. Fr. Martin L. Bangert, O.F.M. (1918-1986)

Born: April 19, 1918
Ordained: January 02, 1950
Death: July 23, 1986

Fr. Bangert served in the following parish:
St. Benedict the Moor, Wilson

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. John B. Schaad, S.A.  (1987) Rev. Fr. John Baptist Schaad, S.A. (1891-1987)

Birth: November 2, 1891 NJ
Death: August 12, 1987

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


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  ●   Rev. Fr. James A. Mobbs  (1993) Rev. James A. Mobbs (1927-1993)

Born: July 09, 1927

Ordained: May 07, 1964
Death: July 21, 1993

Fr. Mobbs served in the following parishes:
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
St. Gabriel, Charlotte
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
Sacred Heart, Southport
St. Paul, Henderson
Annunciation, Havelock
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Sts. Mary and Edward, Robxboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Cutter, O.S.F.S.  (1995) Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Cutter (1914-1995)

Birth: February 19, 1914
Professed: September 07, 1932
Death: July 12, 1995

Fr. Cutter served in the following parish:
St. Barnadas, Arden

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Murphy  (1998) Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Murphy (1912 -1998)

Birth: April 20, 1912
Ordained: December 21, 1943
Death: July 21, 1993

Msgr. Murhpy served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh
St. Mary, Lauringburg

Fr. Murphyʼs Ordination, 1943
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Harry B. Zerner, S.J.  (1998) Rev. Fr. Harry B. Zerner, S.J. ( 1932-1998)

Birth: August 07, 1932
Ordained: June 16, 1963
Death: July 20, 1993

Fr. Zerner served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
Holy Cross, Durham

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Noel P. McSweeney, S.A.  (1999) Rev. Fr. Noel McSweeney. (1918-1999)

Birth: March 13, 1918 NY
Ordained: February 21, 1948
Death: July 31, 1999

Fr. McSweeney served in the following parish:
St. Francis de Sales, Lumberton


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Louis R. McCartney, O.S.F.S.  (2001) Rev. Louis R. McCartney, O.S.F.S. (1925-2001)

Birth: August 31, 1925 PA
Ordained: June 07, 1952
Death: July 17, 2001

Fr. McCartney served in the following parish:
Holy Cross, Durham

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Hugh Charles Mulholland  (2001) Rev. Hugh Charles Mulholland (1921-2001)

Birth: April 26 1921
Ordained: May 21, 1956
Death: July 21, 2001

Fr. Mulholland served in the following parishes:
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Sacred Heart, Brevard
St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Garner
St. Ann, Clayton
St. Gabriel, Greenville
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Garner
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
St. Bernadette, Fuquay-Varina

Fr. Mulholland


  ●   Rev. Fr. Howard Chirdon, C.P.  (2007) Rev. Fr. Howard Chirdon, C.P. (1921-2007)

Birth: January 18, 1921, PA
Ordained: June 03, 1950
Death: July 01, 2007

Fr. Chirdon served in the following parish:
St. Joseph, Newbern
St. Gabriel, Greenville

Fr. Howard Chirdon
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  ●   Rev. Fr. John G. Parish  (2007) Rev. Fr. John G. Parish (1958-2007)

Birth: July 1, 1958 IL
Ordained: June 16, 1984 LA
Death: July 23, 2007

Fr. Parish served in the following parishes:
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Matthew, Durham
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest

Fr. Parish Obituary

Fr. John G. Parish Funeral Mass was held July 27 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Wake Forest,
North Carolina, for Father John Gerald Parish, who died in his sleep July 22. Ordained for the
Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1984, he served as an associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima Church
in Simi Valley before leaving the archdiocese in 1988. He was incardinated to the Diocese of
Raleigh, N.C., in 1996 and was pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church at the time of his death.
He was the son of Deacon Harold Parish, of Mary Star of the Sea Church, Oxnard.

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph Newell, S.J.  (2010) Rev. Fr. Joseph Newell, SJ. (1958-2010)

Birth:1958
Ordained: 1945
Death: July 23, 2010

Fr. Newell served in the following parish:
St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sanford

Fr. Newellʼs Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael Flynn, S.J.  (2012) Rev. Fr. Michael Flynn, S.J. (1941-2012)

Birth: 1941
Ordained: May 16, 1973
Death: July 27, 2012

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

Father Flynnʼs obituary
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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