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

  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew Thompson, O.S.B.  (1916) Rev. Fr. Matthew Thompson, O.S.B. (1880-1916)

Birth: September 03, 1880
Death: March 01, 1916

Fr. Thompson served in the following parish:
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Memorial


  ●   Cardinal James Gibbons  (1921) Cardinal James Gibbons (1834-1921)

Birth: July 23, 1834
Ordained: June 30, 1861
Death: March 24, 1921

Cardinal Gibbons served in the following parish:
St. Thomas, Wilmington

Our Christian Heritage, by James Cardinal Gibbons
Faith of Our Fathers, by James Cardinal Gibbons
Biography
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Elias Zaytoun  (1941) Rev. Fr. Elias Zaytoun (1882-1941)

Birth: June 29, 1882. Lebanon
Death: March 25, 1941

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Ambrose Gallagher, O.S.B.  (1946) Rev. Fr. Ambrose Gallagher, O.S.B. (1881-1946)

Born: August 4, 1881
Ordained: July 10, 1906 by Bishop Leo Haid
Death: March 28, 1946

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

Obituary, Southern Cross


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. Morrissey  (1949) Rev. Fr. Francis J. Morrissey (1882-1949)

Birth: February 23, 1882
Death: March 16, 1949

Fr. Morrissey served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Mary Mother of the Church, Garner
UNC Chaplain, Chapel Hill
North Carolina Apostolate, Raleigh
St. Lawrence, Asheville

Fr. Morrisey resigned from the Archiocese of Toronto, Canada
and transfered to the Diocese of Raleigh on March 18, 1930

Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. James F. Gallagher  (1950) Rev. James F. Gallagher (1868-1950)

Birth: September 6, 1868
Ordained: June 11, 1911 by Bishop Leo Haid, O.S.B.
Death: March 25, 1950

Fr. Gallagher served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
Sacred Heart, Dunn
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, Asheville
Catholic Orphanage, Nazareth, Raleigh

Obituary: Southern Cross, 1950
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Florian S. Checkhart, O.S.B  (1951) Rev. Fr. Florian Checkhart, O.S.B. (1889-1951)

Birth: February 03, 1889
Ordination: June 03, 1917
Death: March 18, 1951

Fr. Checkhart served in the following parish:
St John the Baptist, Tryon

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Aloysius C. Adler  (1954) Rev. Fr. Aloysius C. Adler (1894-1954)

Birth: May 04, 1894
Ordained: June 03, 1923
Death: March 30, 1954

Fr. Adler served in the following parishes:
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Holy Angels, Mt. Airy
St. Ann, Smithfield
Holy Name of Jesus, Nazareth
Duke Catholic Center, Durham
St. Mary, Shelby
Chaplain, North Carolina University

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. William F. O'Brien  (1960) Rev. Fr. William F. OʼBrien (1872-1960)

Birth: October 18, 1872
Ordained: June 12, 1898
Death: March 24, 1960

Fr. OʼBrien served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
North Carolina Apostolate, Raleigh
St. Mary, Durham
Immaculate Conception, Durham

The Memoirs of Monsignor William Francis OʼBrien
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael McInerney, O.S.B.  (1963) Rev. Fr. Michael McInerney, O.S.B. (1877-1963)

Birth: March 18, 1877. Lockhaven, PA
Ordained: June 09, 1907
Death: March 03, 1963

Fr. McInerney served in the following parishes:
Holy Angels, Mount Airy
Chapel of Holy Angels, Gaston
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Fr. McInerney: Architects and Builders Biography
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Remigius Fleishell, O.F.M.  (1966) Rev. Fr. Remigius Fleishell, O.F.M. (1894-1966)

Birth: June 19, 1894
Ordained: 1925
Death: March 30, 1966

Fr. Fleishell served in the following parishes:
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir

Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. John H. Huston  (1976) Rev. Fr. John H. Huston (1915-1976)

Birth: 1915
Death: March 06, 1976

Fr. Huston served in the following parishes:
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
St. Mary, Shelby

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Maurice Tew, C.P.  (1976) Rev. Fr. Maurice Tew, C.P. (1901-1976)

Birth: February 10, 1901
Ordained: February 27, 1926
Death: March 06, 1976

Fr. Tew served in the following parishes:
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Gabriel, Greensboro
St. Gabriel, Greenville

Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph Tobin, O.S.B.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Joseph Tobin, O.S.B. (1901-1978)

Birth: March 18, 1901
Ordained: June 01, 1924
Death: March 18, 1978

Fr. Tobin served in the following parishes:
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte
St. Leo, Winston Salem

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael A. Campbell, C.P.  (1980) Rev. Fr. Michael A. Campbell, C.P. (1900-1980)

Birth: January 26, 1900
Ordained: May 25, 1919
Death: March 09, 1980

Fr. Campbell served in the following parish:
St. Joseph, New Bern

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. Gorham  (1981) Rev. Fr. Francis J. Gorham (1906-1981)

Birth: June 20, 1906 MA
Ordained: 1934
Death: March 15, 1981 MA

Fr. Gorham served in the following parishes:
St. Egbert, Morehead City
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
St. Mildred, Swansboro
St. Aloysius, Hickory
St. Peter, Charlotte


  ●   Rev. Fr. Justin P. Pechulis  (1983) Rev. Fr. Justin P. Pechulis (1929-1983)

Birth: June 25, 1929
Ordained: 1958
Death: March 31, 1983

Fr. Pechulis served in the following parishes:
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
Our Lady of Assumption, Charlotte
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
St. Catherine of Siena, Tarboro
St. John the Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John M. Breunig  (1985) Rev. Fr. John M. Breunig (1923-1985)

Birth: August 29, 1923
Ordained:1958
Death: March 28, 1985

Fr. Breunig served in the following parishes:
St. Eugene, Wendell
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Farmville
St. Egbert, Morehead City
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro
St. Alphonsus Liguori, Wilson
Immaculate Conception, Durham

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John D. Kells  (1990) Rev. Fr. John D. Kells (1898-1990)

Birth: August 04, 1898
Ordained: June 11, 1944
Death: March 25, 1990

Fr. Kells served in the following parishes:
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
St. Joan of Arc, Asheville
St. Mary, Wilmington
Our Lady of the Snow, Elizabeth Town
St. Ann, Smithfield

Ordination
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard H. Harper, S.J.  (1991) Rev. Fr. Richard H. Harper, S.J. (1928-1991)

Birth: January 23, 1928
Ordained: 1958
Death: March 19, 1991

Fr. Harper served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Immaculate Conception, Durham

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. William A. McNulty, M.S.  (1992) Rev. Fr. William A. McNulty, M.S. (1930-1992)

Birth: 1930
Ordained: 1955
Death: March 03, 1992

Fr. McNulty served in the following parish:
Mother of Mercy, Washington

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward A. Moan, O.M.I.  (1992) Rev. Fr. Edward A. Moan, O.M.I. (1922-1992)

Birth: August 28, 1922
Ordained: 1949
Death: March 09, 1992

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Arnold Walters, O.F.M.  (1992) Rev. Fr. Arnold Walters, O.F.M. (1902-1992)

Birth: August 25, 1902
Ordained: 1929
Death: March 8, 1992

Fr. Walters served in the following parishes:
St. Francis, Lenoir
St. Philip, Stateville


Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert L. Wilken  (1993) Rev. Fr. Robert L. Wilken (1912-1993)

Birth: September 28, 1912
Ordained: June 08, 1939
Death: March 20, 1993 Swansboro, NC

Fr. Wilken served in the following parishes:
St. Patrick Charlotte
St. Eugene, Wendell
St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sanford
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Anne, Edenton
All Souls Mission, Columbia
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Mark, Wilmington
St. Mildred, Swansboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Raymond F. Borcino, S.P.M.  (1996) Rev. Fr. Raymond F. Borcino (1911-1996)

Birth: August 24, 1911
Ordained: April 27, 1943
Death: March 02, 1996

Fr. Borcino served in the following parish:
Our Lady of Lourdes, Monroe

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Eugene J. O'Toole  (1996) Rev. Fr. Eugene J. OʼToole (1952-1996)

Birth: 1952
Ordained: 1979
Death: March 05, 1996

Fr. OʼToole served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove

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  ●   Rev. Fr. James E. Waters  (1996) Rev. Fr. James E. Waters (1935-1996)

Birth: April 22, 1935
Ordained: 1967
Death: March 29, 1996

Fr. Waters served in the following parishes:
St. Gabriel, Greenville
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Holy Spirit, Jacksonville
St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Garner
St. Mark, Wilmington


  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas J. O'Donnell, S.J.  (1997) Rev. Fr. Thomas J. OʼDonnell, S.J. (1918-1997)

Birth: March 08, 1918
Professed: February 01, 1938
Ordained: 1950
Death: March 12, 1997

Fr. OʼDonnell served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Loretto, Hot Springs
Chapel to the Redeemer, Hot Spring
St. Anne, Clayton
Immaculate Conception, Clinton

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Msgr. James E. McSweeney, V.G.  (1999) Rev. Msgr. James E. McSweeney, V.G. (1924-1999)

Birth: December 13, 1924
Ordained: May 18, 1950
Death: March 28, 1999

Msgr. McSweeney served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Agnes, Washington
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Frederick A. Brew, S.J.  (2002) Rev. Fr. Frederick A. Brew, S.J. (1912-2002)

Birth: February 19, 1912
Ordained: September 07, 1930
Death: March 03, 2002

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert J. Sheehey, S.S.E.  (2004) Rev. Fr. Robert Sheehey, S.S.E. (1917-2004)

Birth: March 13, 1917
Professed: September 01, 1943
Ordained: April 12, 1947
Death: March 02, 2004

Fr. Sheehey served in the following parish:
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Casimir Sabol, O.F.M. Conv  (2005) Rev. Fr. Casimir Sabol, O.F.M. Conv (1923-2005)

Birth: March 02, 1923
Ordained: 1949
Death: March 08, 2005

Fr. Sabol served in the following parishes:
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
St. Joseph, Burgaw
St. Jude the Apostle, Hampstead

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert L. Healy, Glenmary  (2006) Rev. Fr. Robert Healy, G.H.M. (1922-2006)

Birth: June 01, 1922
Ordained: 1946
Death: March 18, 2006

Fr. Healy served in the following parish:
St. Francis of Assisi, Franklin

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. P. Patrick Gavigan  (2007) Rev. Fr. P. Patrick Gavigan (1925-2007)

Birth: March 21, 1925, Wisconsin
Ordained: May 3, 1953
Death: March 4, 2007

Fr. Gavigan served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
St. Mary, Shelby
Christ the King, King Moutain
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. John the Baptist, Tryon
St. Dorothy, Lincolnton
St. Benedict, Greensboro

Catholic News Herald 2007


  ●   Rev. Fr. J. Paul Byron  (2011) Rev. Fr. J. Paul Byron (1921-2011)

Birth: May 02, 1921
ordained: June 15, 1946
Death: March 03, 2011

Fr. Byron served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Joseph, Asheboro
St. Egbert, Morehead City
St. Gabriel, Charlotte
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Sacred Heart, Brevard
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. Peter, Greenville
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh
St. Matthew, Durham
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
St. Bernadette, Burtner
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. John the Evangelist, Waynesville
Holy Family, Hillsborough
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert F. Shea  (2013) Rev. Fr. Robert Shea (1927-2013)

Birth: June 14, 1927
Ordained: May 19, 1955
Death: March 31, 2013

Fr. Shea served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. John the Baptist, Tryon
Our Lady of Lourdes, Monroe
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lexington
St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Luke the Evangelist, Raleigh
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst

Memorial
Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. James F. Butler  (2016) Rev. Fr. James F. Butler (1940-2016)

Birth: May 29, 1940
Ordained: May 15, 1969
Death: March 07, 2016

Fr. Butler served in the following parishes:
St. Anne, Edenton
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Immaculate Conception, Durham

Memorial
Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph L. Hart, S.S.E.  (2016) Rev. Fr. Joseph L. Hart, S.S.E. (1925-2016)

Birth: September 12, 1925 Boston
Ordained: August 22, 1949
Death: March 18, 2016

Fr. Hart served in the following parishes:
St. Catherine, Elizabeth City
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro

Memorial
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