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

  ●   Right Rev. Andrew Byrne  (1862) Right Rev. Andrew Byrne (1802-1862)

Birth: December 5, 1802 Ireland
Ordained: November 11, 1827
Death: June 10, 1862

Father Byrne served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, Newbern

Catholic Encyclopedia: Andrew Byrne
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles J. Croghan  (1880) Rev. Charles J. Croghan (1822 – 1880)

Birth: November 04, 1822. Ireland
Ordained: July 11, 1847
Death: June 28, 1880

Father Croghan served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, Newbern
St. John the Evangelist, Washington
St. Anne, Edenton

"He was Born in Co.Galway in 1822; came to America in 1841; was ordained July 11, 1847, by
Bishop Reynolds; was pastor of Sullivanʼs Island, S.C, of Newberne, NC, including most of
the State; was at St/ Peterʼs Charleston , White Sulphur Springs, chaplain in the army,
pastor of St. Josephʼs, S.C. A life of constant zealous priestly labor. Source: Catholic Directory

History of St. Anne Catholic Church, Edenton
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward Meyer, O.S.B.  (1914) Rev. Edward Meyer, O.S.B. (1867-1914)

Birth: October 19, 1867
Ordained: 1892
Death: June 06, 1914

Father Meyer served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
St. Mark, Newton Grove

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  ●   + Most Reverend Henry P. Northrop  (1916) + Most Reverend Henry P. Northrop (1842-1916

Birth: May 5, 1842 Charleston, SC
Ordained: June 25, 1865
Death: June 07, 1916

Father Northrop served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Thomas, Wilmington
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Augustine, Laurinburg
St. Thomas, Wilmington

Charleston
Henry P. Northrop

  ●   Rev. Fr. Felix Hintemeyer, O.S.B.  (1924) Rev. Felix Hintemeyer, O.S.B. ( 1862-1924)

Birth: April 22, 1862
Ordained: March 14, 1886
Death: June 28, 1924

Father Hintemeyer served in the following parish:
St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Belmont

Fr. Felix, Former Prior of Belmont Abbey, Who Died in 1924, was buried at Famous Abbey at Monte Cassino, in Italy

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=441&GScid=1917191&GRid=129365427&

  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. Gallagher  (1931) Rev. Francis J. Gallagher (1883-1931)

Birth: June 02, 1883
Ordained: June 7, 1908
Death: June 22, 1931

Fr. Gallagher served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Joan of Arc, Candler

Fr. Gallagher Obituary: Southern Cross, 1931
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Philip B. Edelen  (1944) Rev. Philip B. Edelen (1913-1944)

Birth: June 29, 1913
Ordained: May 02, 1940
Death: June 10, 1944

Fr. Edelen served in the following parish:
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines

“With impressive ceremony at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, on May 2 his excellency the most
Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness D D Bishop of Raleigh ordained three young men to the priesthood: It
was the first time that Bishop McGuinness had administered the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and
one of the three ordained the Rev. Philip B. Edelen, Jr. of Raleigh was the first priest ordained
from the Cathedral Parish.

Southern Cross 1940

Diocese of Raleigh: Fr. Philip Edelen: Raleigh priest died at Normandy, 1944
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Gerard Rettger, O.S.B.  (1944) Rev. Fr. Gerard Rettger, O.S.B. (1892-1944)

Birth: February 02, 1892
Ordained: December 21, 1916
Death: January 03, 1944

Fr. Rettger served in the following parishes:
Belmont Abbey, Belmont
St. James, Concord
St. Edward, High Point

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles Hannigan, S.S.J.  (1952) Rev. Charles Hannigan, S.S.J. (1868-1952)

Birth: 1868
Death: June 28, 1952

Fr. Hannigan served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Newbern
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Mary, Greensboro
St. Monica, Raleigh

Southern Cross: 1928
Southern Cross: 1930
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  ●   Rev. Fr.. Nicholas Liston  (1955) Rev. Fr. Nicholas Liston (1889-1955)

Birth: April 27, 1889
Ordained: June 26, 1921
Death: June 22, 1955

Fr. Liston served in the following parish:
Sacred Heart, Brevart

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward L. Gross  (1963) Rev. Edward L. Gross (1895-1963)

Birth: June 04, 1895
Ordained: May 21, 1932
Death: June 01, 1963

Fr. Gross served in the following parishes:
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
St. Aloysius, Hickory
St. James the Greater, Concord, Charlotte
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh

Southern Cross 1933
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert O'Farrell, S.A.  (1963) Rev. Fr. Robert O’Farrell (1907-1963)

Birth: February 28, 1907 Canada
Death: June 8, 1963

Fr. O’Farrell served in the following parish:
Christ the King, High Point


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Hugh Patrick Kennedy  (1968) Rev. Fr. Hugh P. Kennedy (1916 -1968)

Birth: October 09, 1916
Ordained: June 01, 1942
Death: June 01, 1968

Fr. Kennedy served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lexington
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Francis de la Sales, Lumberton
St. Egbert, Morehead City
Sacred Heart, Brevart

Rev. Hugh Patrick Kennedy, who is also from Philadelphia, attended our Lady of Mercy Parochial
school, and graduated from the Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia in 1934. He attended
St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, for seven years, completing the final year of his theological
study at Mount St. Maryʼs. His first Solemn High Mass will be celebrated on June 7 at Our Lady
of Mercy Church in Philadelphia.

Southern Cross 1943, May 23


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis T. Donahue, S.T.  (1974) Rev. Francis T. Donahue, S.T. (1910 -1974)

Birth: April 21, 1910
Ordained: March 25, 1930
Death: June 28, 1974

Fr. Donahue served in the following parish:
St. John Baptist de la Salle Wilkesboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Gabriel Stupasky, O.S.B.  (1974) Rev. Fr. Gabriel Stupasky, O.S.B. (1911-1974)

Birth: November 1, 1911
Ordained: May 15, 1941
Death: June 19, 1974

Fr. Stupasky served in the following parishes:
Belmont Abbey, Belmont
Christ the King, Kings Moutain

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Martin Power, O.F.M.  (1981) Rev. Fr. Martin Power, O.F.M. (1925-1981)

Birth: October 03, 1925
Death: June 01, 1981

Fr. Power served in the following parishes:
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
St. Joseph, Burgaw


  ●   Rev. Fr. Marcian Doyle, O.F.M.  (1987) Rev. Fr. Marcian Doyle, O.F.M. (1914-1987)

Birth: January 12, 1914
Ordained: June 09, 1941
Death: June 19, 1987

Fr. Doyle served in the following parish:
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael A. Jordan, S.J.  (1999) Rev. Michael A. Jordan, S.J. ( -1999)

Death: June 17, 1999

Fr. Jordan served in the following parish:
Sacred Heart, Dunn


  ●   Rev. Fr. Albert A. Fredette, M.S.  (2000) Rev. Fr. Albert Fredette, M.S. (1926-2000)

Birth: May 16, 1926
Ordained: June 09, 1952
Death: June 26, 2000

Fr. Fredette served in the following parish:
Annunciation, Havelock

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. John F. Roueche  (2000) Msgr. John F. Roueche (1906- 2000)

Birth: November 07, 1906
Ordained: June 11, 1933
Death: June 01, 2000

Msgr. Roueche served in the following parishes:
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Kinston
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro
Holy Redeemer, Newton Grove
St. Paul, Newbern
St. Lawrence, Asheville
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Queen of the Apostle, Belmont
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Short Biography of Fr. Roueche, 1946
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles Tague, M.S.SS.T.  (2003) Rev. Fr. Charles L.Tague, M.S.S.T. (1914-2003)

Birth: October 27, 1914
Ordained: May 18, 1944
Death: June 03, 2003

Fr. Tague served in the following parish:
Holy Name, Vanceboro

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Richard F. Allen  (2005) Rev. Msgr. Richard F. Allen (1930-2005)

Birth: August 28, 1930 NY
Ordained: May 24, 1956 by Bishop Vincent Waters
Death: June 07, 2005

Msgr. Allen served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. James the Greater, Concord
St. Patrick, Charlotte
St. Leo, Winston Salem
St. Ann, Charlotte

Msgr. Richard Allen, a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, died June 7 in Charlotte. He was 74. Born
Aug. 28, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Msgr. Allen was ordained to the priesthood in Durham by
Bishop Vincent S. Waters of Raleigh in May 1956. After serving in several parishes thoughout the
Diocese of Charlotte, Msgr. Allen retired in July 2000 and began a new ministry as a “circuit
priest” in Alaska, traveling by plane across an archdiocese covering nearly 14,000 square miles.
source:The Catholic News & Herald 06/10/2005.
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  ●   Rev. Msgr. James R. Jones  (2008) Rev. Msgr. Fr. James Jones (1924-2008)

Birth: December 15, 1924
Ordained: December 08, 1951
Death: June 12, 2008

Fr. Jones served in the following parishes:
St. Leo, Winston-Salem
Holy Redeemer by the Sea, Kitty Hawk
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Joseph, Asheboro
St. Mary, Wilmington
Annunciation, Havelock
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Peter, Greenville

  ●   Rev. Fr. George White, O.M.I.  (2009) Rev. Fr. George White, O.M.I. (1918-2009)

Birth: July 25, 1918
Ordained: June 4, 1945
Death: June 18, 2009

Fr. White served in the following parishes:
St. Ann, Fayetteville
St. Patrick, Fayetteville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Jesse L. Creel  (2011) Rev. Jesse L. Creel ( -2011)

Ordained: December 15, 1957, Rome
Death: June 30, 2011, NY

Fr. Creel served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Fatima, Wilson
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Sacred Heart, Dunn
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  ●   Rev. Fr. William J. Lynch, S.J.  (2012) Rev. Fr. William J. Lynch, S.J. (1936-2012)

Birth: 1936
Ordained: June 20, 1948
Death: July 10, 2012

Fr. Lynch served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Therese, Mooresville

Father Lynchʼs obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward Deviny, C.P.  (2013) Rev. Edward Deviny, C.P. (1938-2013)

Birth: April 17, 1938
Ordained: June 3, 1966
Death: June 15, 2013

Fr. Deviny served in the following parishes:
St. Catherine of Siena, Tarboro
St. Gabriel, Greenville

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. John F. O'Connor  (2013) Rev. Msgr. John F. OʼConnor (1946-2013)

Birth: September 10, 1946, NY
Ordained: March 26, 1973, NC
Death: June 09, 2013

Msgr. OʼConnor served in the following parishes:
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh
St. Eugene, Wendell
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh
Saint Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
Newman Catholic Student Center, Chapel Hill
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
St. Luke the Evangelist, Raleigh


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Alban Carroll, S.A.  (2014) Rev. Alban Carroll, S.A. (1923-2014)

Birth: 1923
Ordained: May 19, 1955, NY
Death: June 6, 2014

Father Carroll served in the following parish:
St. Andrew the Apostle, Apex

Obituary in Catholic New York
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  ●   Rev. Fr. George Kelly, C.Ss.R.  (2015) Rev. Fr. George Kelly, C.Ss.R. (1931-2015)

Birth: July 13, 1931 NY
Ordained: June 21, 1959
Death: June 15, 2015

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

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Xavier Simonetti, O.F.M.  (2017) Rev. Fr. Xavier Simonetti, O.F.M. (1926-1978)

Birth: September 04, 1926
Ordained: June 11, 1956
Death: June 10, 1978

Fr. Simonetti served in the following parish:
St. Anthony, Asheville


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas Gumprecht, S.A.  (2018) Rev. Fr. Thomas Gumprecht (1941-2018)

Birth: March 21, 1941
Death: June 19, 2018

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

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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