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

  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis Farrel  (1840) Rev. Fr. Francis Farrel (-1840)

Death: December 05, 1840

Fr. Farrel served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. John the Evangelist, Washington


  ●   Rev. Fr. John P. Dunn  (1869) Rev. Fr. John P. Dunn (1809-1869)

Birth: 1809
Death: December 28, 1869

Fr. Dunn served in the following parishes:
St. John the Baptist, Raleigh
St. Patrick, Fayetteville


  ●   Rev. Fr. P. J. Hasty  (1881) Rev. Fr. P. J. Hasty (-1881)

Death: December 30, 1881

Fr. Hasty served in the following parish:
St. Anne, Edenton


  ●   Rev. Fr. Mark S. Gross  (1896) Rev. Fr. Mark S. Gross (1843-1896)

Birth: August 19, 1843
Ordained: June 30, 1868
Death: December 01, 1896

Fr. Gross served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas, Wilmington
St. Mark, Newton Groves
St. Agnes, Greensboro
Good Shepherd, Mount Olive
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
St. Joseph, Hickory
St. Peter, Charlotte

Very Rev. Mark S. Gross, brother of the Most Rev. Archbishop Gross of Oregon, died December 1, at
Washington DC. He was a native of Baltimore. After his ordination to the priesthood he went to
Wilmington, N.C. where he spent twenty five years. In 1880 his labors were recognized by his
appointment as Vicar-Apostolic of North Carolina. He however declined the honor. About four
years ago, owing to ill-health, he gave up his work in North Carolina and went to Oregon to
recuperate. He spent three years with Archbishop Gross in that diocese and about a year ago
returned East, becoming assistant pastor of St. Paulʼs Church, which office he filled at the time of
his death. Source: Hoffmannʼs Catholic Directory Almanac and Clergy V. 12 1897.

Fr. Mark Gross


  ●   Rev. Fr. Rudesind Schrembs, O.S.B.  (1908) Rev. Fr. Rudesind Schrembs, O.S.B. (1860-1908)

Birth: February 01, 1860
Death: December 16, 1908

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

Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Mark Cassidy, O.S.B.  (1928) Rev. Fr. Mark Cassidy, O.S.B. (1881-1928)

Birth: January 01, 1881
Death: December 28, 1928

Fr. Cassidy served in the following parishes:
St John the Baptist, Tryon
St. James the Greater, Concord

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Willibald Baumgartner, O.S.B.  (1930) Rev. Fr. Willibald Baumgartner, O.S.B. (-1930)

Ordained: Avril 23, 1878
Death: December 23, 1930

Fr. Baumgartner served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
St. Leo, Winston


  ●   Rev. Fr. Eugene Egan, O.S.B.  (1940) Rev. Fr. Eugene Egan, O.S.B. (1876-1940)

Birth: January 9, 1875
Ordained: April 06,1890
Death: December 05, 1940

Fr. Egan served in the following parishes:
St. Holy Angels, Mt. Airy
Chapel of the Holy Angels, Gaston
St. Michael, Gastonia
St. Benedict, Greensboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Paul A. Murphy  (1948) Rev. Fr. Paul A. Murphy (-1948)

Death: December 12, 1948

Fr. Murphy served in the following parishes:
Holy Name of Jesus, Raleigh
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington


  ●   + Most Reverend Eugene J. McGuinness  (1957) Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuinness (1889-1957)

Birth: September 6, 1889, PA
Ordained: May 22, 1915
Death: December 27, 1957

Bishop McGuinness served the Raleigh Diocese from 1938 to 1944

Past Bishops, Raleigh Diocese


  ●   Rev. Fr. Edmund J. Murphy, O.F.M.  (1959)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward F. Rigney  (1959) Rev. Fr. Edward A. Rigney (1878-1959)

Birth: 1878
Ordained: 1907
Death: December 20, 1959

Fr. Rigney served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Mark, Newton Grove
St. Lawrence, Asheville
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Immaculate Conception, Henderson
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Holy Name of Jesus, Nazareth, Raleigh

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Louis J. Bour  (1962) Rev. Msgr. Louis Bour (1888-1962)

born: December 14, 1888. Scranton, PA
Ordained: 1916 by Fr. Leo Haid
Death: December 13, 1962

Msgr. Bour served in the following parish:
St. Lawrence, Asheville

Obituary
Southern Cross Article


  ●   Rev. Msgr. Herbert A. Harkins  (1962) Rev. Msgr. Herbert A. Harkins (1898-1962)

Birth: October 13, 1898
Ordained: 1934
Death: December 14, 1962

Msgr. Harkins served in the following parishes:
St. Peter, Greenville
St. Genevieve of the Pines
Holy Angels, Mount Airy
St. Edward, High Point
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis A. McCarthy  (1962) Rev. Fr. Francis A. McCarthy (1920-1962)

Birth: January 25, 1920
Ordained: June 11, 1946
Death: December 07, 1962

Fr. McCarthy served in the following parishes:
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
Sacred Heart, Dunn
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines

Fr. McCarthy: Southern Cross, 1946
Fr. McCarthyʼs Ordination: Southern Cross, 1946
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  ●   Rev. Fr. William E. Pearson  (1962) Rev. Fr. William E. Pearson (-1962)

Ordained: June 06, 1936
Death: December 12, 1962

Fr. Pearson served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Peter, Charlotte
Annunciation, Havelock
St. John Baptist de La Salle

Fr. Pearson, Army Chaplain: Southern Cross, 1941


  ●   Rev. Fr. Elmer J. Landser, T.O.R.  (1967) Rev. Fr. Elmer J. Landser, T.O.R. (1902-1967)

Birth: 1902
Ordained: June 15, 1935
Death: December 19, 1967

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

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Peter J. McNerney  (1967) Rev. Msgr. Peter J. McNerney (1904-1967)

Birth: April 12, 1904
Ordained: May 23, 1929
Death: December 13, 1967

Msgr. McNerney served in the following parishes:
St. Benedict, Greensboro
St. Lawrence, Asheville
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Mary, Wilmington
Our Lady of Mercy, Winston-Salem
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
St. John the Baptist, Tryon

Biography
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  ●   Rev. Fr. James A. Cowan  (1968) Rev. Fr. James A. Cowan (1888-1968)

Birth: 1888, NY
Ordained: March 04, 1934
Death: December 03, 1968

Fr. Cowan served in the following parishes:

Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
Our Lady of the Annunciation, Albermarle

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Ambrose F. Rohrbacher  (1969) Rev. Fr. Ambrose F. Rohrbacher (1904-1969)

Birth: 1904
Death: December 10, 1969

Fr. Rohrbacher served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. John the Evangelist, Waynesville
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Morgan J. Downey, S.J.  (1971) Rev. Fr. Morgan Downey, S.J. (1897-1971)

Birth: June 24, 1897
Professed: August 14, 1914
Death: December 09, 1971

Fr. Downey served in the following parishes:
Holy Cross, Durham

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Howard  (1971) Rev. Fr. Francis J. Howard (1897-1971)

Ordained: 1936
Death: December 25, 1971

Fr. Howard served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Southport
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Paul, Henderson
Annunciation, Havelock


  ●   + Most Reverend Vincent S. Waters  (1974) + Most Rev. Vincent S. Waters (1904-1974)

Birth: August 15, 1904
Ordained: December 8, 1931
Death: December 03, 1974

Bishop Waters served the diocese of Raleigh from March 15, 1945 to December 3, 1974.

Bishop Watersʼ Consecration
Bishop Watersʼ Biography

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Cuthbert E. Allen, O.S.B.  (1977) Rev. Fr. Cuthbert Allen, O.S.B. (1906-1977)

Birth: April 28,1906
Ordained: 1933
Death: December 01, 1977

Fr. Allen served in the following parish:
St. Michael, Gastonia

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Aeden Davis, S.A.  (1977) Rev. Fr. Aeden Davis, S.A. (1915-1977)

Birth: 1915
Ordained: 1945
Death: December, 06, 1977

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas M. McAvoy, S.P.M.  (1978) Rev. Fr. Thomas M. McAvoy, S.P.M. (1911-1978)

Birth: March 10, 1911
Ordained: 1940
Death: December 22, 1978

Fr. McAvoy served the following parishes:
Our Lady of Lourdes, Monroe
Immaculate Conception, Wadesboro
St. Joseph, Monroe
St. Teresa of Avila, Durham
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Joseph of the Hills, Eden

Fr. Thomas McAvoy, Knight of Columbus
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  ●   + Most Reverend Charles B. McLaughlin  (1978) + Most Rev. Charles B. McLaughlin (1913-1978)

Birth: September 28, 1913
Ordained: June 06, 1941
Death: December 14, 1978

Fr. McLaughling served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
Sacred Heart, Goldsboro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Leo, Winston Salem

Bishop McLaughlinʼs Biography
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  ●   Rev. Fr. John B. McGuirk  (1979) Rev. Fr. John B. McGuirck (1910-1979)

Birth: October 10, 1910
Ordained: June 12, 1938, by Bishop McNamara
Death: December 06, 1979

Fr. McGuirk served the following parishes:
St. Therese, Wilson
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Peter, Greenville
St. Ann, Clayton
St. Paul, New Bern
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Vincent M. Stokes  (1979) Rev. Fr. Vincent M. Stokes (1912-1979)

Birth: November 11, 1912
Ordained: July 07, 1941
Death: December 02, 1979

Fr. Stokes served the following parishes:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Sacred Heart, Dunn
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. James the Baptist, Tryon
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John A. Weidinger  (1979) Rev. Fr. John A. Weidinger (1900-1979)

Birth: February 10, 1900
Ordained: June 25, 1931
Death: December 29, 1979

Fr. Weidinger served the following parishes:
Newman Catholic Student Center, UNC, Chapel Hill
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
St. Margaret Mary, Swannanon
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount

Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas M. Bingham  (1981) Rev. Fr. Thomas M. Bingham (1921-1981)

Birth: August 04, 1921
Ordained: June 07, 1952
Death: December 27, 1981

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Gerald Reinmann, O.F.M. Conv.  (1983) Rev. Fr. Gerald Reinmann, O.F.M. (1902-1983)

Birth: July 25, 1902
Ordained: 1922
Death: December 06, 1983

Fr. Reinmann served in the following parish:
St. Stanislaus, Castle Hayne

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Francis M. Smith  (1983) Rev. Msgr. Francis M. Smith (1922-1983)

Birth: July 24, 1922
Death: December 01, 1983

Fr. Smith served the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Therese, Wilson
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Basil Ruane, M.S.Ss.T.  (1984) Rev. Fr. Basil Ruane, M.S.Ss.T. (1913-1984)

Birth: April 26, 1913
Ordained: August 15, 1930
Death: December 16, 1984

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Kevin A. Farrell, O.F.M.  (1986)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Roderick Keane, M.S.SS.T.  (1989) Rev. Fr. Roderick Keane, M.S.SS.T. (1914-1989)

Birth: June 22, 1914
Ordained: 1943
Death: December 29, 1989

Fr. Keane served in the following parishes:
Holy Innocents, Maysville
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Wilkesboro


  ●   Rev. Fr. Raphael Landser, T.O.R.  (1989) Rev. Raphael Landser T.O.R. (1913-1989)

Birth: 1913
Death: December 24, 1989

Fr. Landser served in the following parish:
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Berchmans McHugh, C.P.  (1989) Rev. Fr. Berchmans McHugh, C.P. (1909-1989)

Birth: August 13, 1909
Ordained: May 30, 1942
Death: December 17, 1989

Fr. McHugh served in the following parishes:
St. Gabriel, Greensboro
St. Joseph, New Bern
Fr. Berchmansʼ Biography
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Raymond Dehen  (1992)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Maurice J. Spillane  (1992) Rev. Fr. Maurice J. Spillane (1914-1992)

Birth: 1914, Ireland
Ordained: April 04, 1942
Death: December 26, 1992

Fr. Spillane served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Our Lady of the Snows, Elizabethtown
Holy Angels, Mount Airy
St. Peter, Greenville
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sanford

Biography
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Xavier Butler, S.A.  (1997) Rev. Fr. Xavier Butler, S.A. (1919-1997)

Birth: 1919, Massachusetts
Death: December 16, 1997

Father Butler served in the following parishes:
Christ the King, High Point
St. Francis de Sales, Lumberton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Allen A. Jacobs  (1997) Rev. Fr. Allen A. Jacobs (-1997)

Ordained: 1966
Death: December 03, 1997

Fr. Jacobs served in the following parishes:
Mother of Mercy, Washington
Sacred Heart, Southport
St. Catherine of Siena, Tarboro
St. Joan of Arc, Plymouth
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro


  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward J. Friel, O.S.F.S.  (1999) Rev. Fr. Edward J. Friel, O.S.F.S. (1913-1999)

Birth: August 21, 1913
Ordained: August 07, 1932
Death: December 04, 1999

Fr. Friel served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville
Holy Infant, Durham

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Paul J. Gilvary, S.J.  (2000) Rev. Fr. Paul J. Gilvary, S.J. (1911-2000)

Birth: December 11, 1911
Ordained: 1951
Death: December 24, 2000

Fr. Gilvary served in the following parishes:
Chapel to the Redeemer, Hot Springs
Holy Cross, Durham
St. Therese, Mooresville
St. Leo, Winston Salem
Immaculate Conception, Henderson

Fr. Gilvaryʼs Biography
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert Paquet, S.J.  (2003) Rev. Fr. Robert J. Paquet, S.J. (1916-2003)

Birth: September 02, 1916
Entered: September 07, 1932
Ordained: 1945
Death: December 02, 2003

Fr. Paquet served in the following parish:
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert E. Spangenberg, CSSP  (2006) Rev. Fr. Robert E. Spangenberg, C.S.S.P. (1947-2006)

Birth: August 8, 1947
Ordained: June 15, 1974
Death: December 23, 2006

Fr. Spangenbert served in the following parishes:
Transfiguation of Jesus, Wallace
Immaculate Conception, Clinton


  ●   Rev. Fr. William Kinney, M.S.  (2007) Rev. Fr. William Kinney, M.S. (1915-2007)

Birth: July 13, 1915
Ordained: May 30, 1942
Death: December 07, 2007

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

Fr. Kinneyʼs Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Klaus  (2008) Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Klaus (1928-2008)

Birth: February 12, 1928
Ordained: May 27, 1954
Death: December 30, 2008

Fr. Klaus served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
Holy Redeemer by the Sea, Kitty Hawk
All Souls Mission, Columbia

Biography
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. William D. Kowal  (2008) Rev. Fr. William D. Kowal (1949-2008)

Birth: July 4, 1949
Ordained: December 14, 1979
Death: December 21, 2008

Fr. Kowal served in the following parishes:
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
St. Paul, New Bern
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Holy Spirit, Kinston

Biography

Memorial

  ●   Rev. Fr. James G. Dull  (2009) Rev. Fr. James Dull (1947-2009)

Birth: January 20, 1947
Ordained: May 26, 1973
Death: December 11, 2009

Fr. Dull served in the following parishes:
St. Bernadette, Fuquay-Varina
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest

Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. James A. Devereux, S.J.  (2011) Rev. Fr. James A. Devereux, S.J. (1928-2011)

Birth: March 31, 1928
Ordained: August, 06, 1958
Death: December 19, 2011

Fr. Devereux served in the following parishes:
Newman Catholic Catholic Student Center UNC, Chapel Hill
St. Peter, Charlotte

Obituary
Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. John L. Sullivan, O.P.  (2011) Rev. Fr. John L. Sullivan, O.P. (1920-2011)

Birth: January 28, 1920
Ordained: June 09, 1949
Death: December 02, 2011

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

Fr. Sullivanʼs Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert A. Brown, O.S.F.S.  (2012) Rev. Fr. Robert A. Brown (1934-2012)

Birth: 1934, PA
ordained: October 21, 1967
Death: December 27, 2012

Fr. Brown served in the following parish:
Our Lady of the Seas, Buxton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Raynald Yudin, O.F.M. Conv.  (2013) Rev. Fr. Raynald Yudin, O.F.M. Conv. (1935-2013)

Birth: July 27, 1935
Ordained: May 26, 1962
Death: December 10, 2013

Fr. Yudin served in the following parish:
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City

Memorial
Fr. Yudinʼs Biography


  ●   Rev. Fr. Xavier Hayes, C.P.  (2014) Rev. Fr. Xavier Hayes, C.P. (1931-2014)

Birth: July 10, 1931
Ordained: June 19, 1959
Death: December 25, 2014

Fr. Hayes served in the following parish:
St. Gabriel, Greeville



* 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