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

  ●   Rev. Fr. T. J. Cronin  (1842) Rev. Fr. T. J. Cronin ( -1842)

Death: October 26, 1842

NC State Historical Marker

  ●   Rev. Fr. Walter O'Brien, O.S.B.  (1932) Rev. Fr. Walter OʼBrien, O.S.B. (1874-1932)

Birth: March 25, 1874, W.Va.
Ordained: June 4, 1916 by Bishop Leo Haid
Death: October 31, 1932

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

Southern Cross Memorial

  ●   Rev. Fr. John B. Murphy  (1938) Rev. Fr. John B. Murphy (1906-1938)

Birth: June 14, 1906, Dungarvan, Ireland
Ordained: May 31, 1931
Death: October 29, 1939

Fr. Murphy served in the following parish:
St. Mary, Goldboro

Southern Cross

  ●   Rev. Msgr. Christopher Dennen  (1939) Rev. Msgr. Christopher Dennen (1866-1939)

Birth: January 5, 1866, PA
Ordained: June 14, 1891 by Bishop Leo Haid O.S.B.
Death: October 09, 1939

Msgr. Dennen served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Thomas, Wilmington

Biography

  ●   Rev. Fr. Mark Moeslein, C.P.  (1946) Rev. Fr. Mark Moeslein (1854-1946)

Birth: May 7, 1854 Pittsburg
Ordained: April 06, 1878
Death: October 28, 1946

Rev. Moeslein served in the following parishes:
St. Agnes, Washington
Mother of Mercy, Washington

Fr. Moeslin was born in Pittsburg in 1854, and he was one of the first to enter the novitiate at the
Monastery of St. Paul of the Cross, the first Passionist monastery in the United States. He was
ordained to the priesthood on April 06, 1878 in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, the
Mother of the Church in Christendom. He returned to the United States in 1880, and after some
years spent in teaching, his great preaching talents were recognized and he began his career as a
missionary. Over a period of many years he conducted missions and retreats all over the country.
In 1918, he opened the Holy Cross Mission Corpus Christi, Texas, and personally supervised the
building of a church, rectory, convent and school, and remained to see his mission become a
thriving parish. At the age of seventy-four, after he had already been offered an opportunity to
retire, Fr. Mark volunteered to go to North Carolina where he took over the little mission of
Mother of Mercy in Washington. There was only one Catholic in his parish when he arrived. His
altar boys, his choir, and all of the pupils in the school were non Catholics. Almost immediately,
Fr. Mark, who was a competent architect, began work on plans for the enlargement of his mission.
During most of the time he was in North Carolina, Fr. Mark had no assistant, and carried on alone
all of his parochial and missionary work. It was heart-breaking work and the progress of the
mission was slow, but it did grow, and Father Mark’s converts can be numbered by hundreds.

Fr. Mark Moesleinʼs Biography, Passionist Historical Archives
Memorial
Children of God; a Summary of Catholic Doctrine for Busy People


  ●   Rev. Fr. Millard L. Neale  (1947) Rev. Fr. Millard L. Neale ( -1947)

Ordained: 1933
Death: October 17, 1947

Fr. Neale served in the following parishes:
St. Peter, Greenville
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Leoʼs Hospital, Greensboro

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Leo G. Doetterl  (1956) Rev. Fr. Leo G. Doetterl (1895-1956)

Birth: May 14, 1895
Death: October 12, 1956

Fr. Doetterl served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, Henderson
St. Mary, Wilmington
Sts. Mary and Edward, Roxboro
Sacred Heart, Dunn
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. Marcel, Sanford
St. Therese, Wilson


  ●   Rev. Fr. John Joseph Endler, C.P.  (1957) Rev. Fr. John Joseph Endler, C.P. (1892-1957)

Birth: June 05, 1892
Ordained: January 21, 1923
Death: October 01, 1957

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

Obituary

  ●   Most Rev. James J. Navagh  (1965) Most Rev. Fr. James J. Navagh (1901-1965)

Birth: April 04, 1901
Ordained: December 21, 1929
Death: October 02, 1965, Rome

Bishop Navagh was appointed auxiliary Bishop of Raleigh, NC on July 29, 1952.

He served in the following parish:
Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Vincent Edge, S.A.  (1966) Rev. Fr. Vincent Edge (1882-1966)

Birth: November 24, 1882
Ordained: May 21, 1921
Death: October 17, 1966

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Bernard J. Vincent  (1969) Rev. Fr. Bernard J. Vincent ( -1969)

Death: October 20, 1969


  ●   Rev. Fr. Paul G. Termer  (1970) Rev. Fr. Paul G. Termer (1885 -1970)

Birth: 1885
Death: October 04, 1970

Fr. Termer served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Henderson
St. Mary, Laurinburg
St. Mark, Newton Grove
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
Holy Angels, Mount Airy
Our Lady of Guadalupe

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Carey  (1971) Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Carey (1905-1971)

Birth: December 04, 1905
Ordained: June 19, 1933
Death: October 07, 1971

Msgr. Carey served in the following parishes:
St. John the Apostle, Waynesville
St. Mary, Laurinburg
St. Margaret Mary, Swannanoa
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
St. Joseph, Asheboro
St. Mary, Shleby
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward V. Clancy, O.P.  (1973)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Ronald Scott, O.F.M.  (1974) Rev. Fr. Ronald Scott, O.F.M. (1897-1974)

Birth: April 30, 1897 Philadelphia
Ordained: 1929
Death: October 25, 1974

Fr. Scott served in the following parish:
St. Benedict the Moor, Wiston-Salem

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Gerald T. Ryan, C.P.  (1976) Rev. Fr. Gerald Ryan, C.P. (1929-1976)

Birth: September 6, 1900
Ordained: May 29, 1929
Death: October 13, 1976

Fr. Ryan served in the following parishes:
Mother of Mercy, Washington
St. Joseph, Newbern

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Aloysius Reilly, O.F.M.  (1983) Rev. Fr. Aloysius Reilly, O.F.M. (1905-1983)

Birth: 1905
Ordained: 1931
Death: October 30, 1983

Fr. Reilly served in the following parish:
St. Francis of Assisi, Lenoir

Fr. Reillyʼs Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Joel H. Arnold, O.F.M. Conv.  (1985) Rev. Fr. Joel H. Arnold, O.F.M. Conv. (1911-1985)

Birth: April 05, 1911
Ordained: June 09, 1938
Death: October 09, 1985

Fr. Arnold served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Burgaw
St. Stanislaus, Castle Hayne
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington


  ●   Rev. Fr. Leon Kotsko, S.A.  (1987) Rev. Fr. Leon Kotsko, S.A. (1917-1987)

Birth: February 22, 1917
Death: October 21, 1987

Fr. Kotsko served in the following parish:
St. Madeleine-Sophie Barat, Lumberton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John A. Walker  (1988) Rev. Fr. John A. Walker (-1988)

br> Death: October 09, 1988

Fr. Walker served in the following parish: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh


  ●   Rev. Fr. Maurice A. Roche, C.M.  (1994) Rev. Fr. Maurice Roche, C.M. ( -1994)

Ordained: 1958
Death:October 02, 1994

Fr. Roche served in the following parish:
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst


  ●   Rev. Fr. Raymond J. Donohue  (1997) Rev. Fr. Raymond J. Donohue ( 1924-1997)

Birth: October 24, 1924
Ordained: May 03, 1951
Death: October 10, 1997

Fr. Donohue served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Patrick, Charlotte
St. Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Garner
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. Mary, Laurinburg
St. Therese, Wilson

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. William G. Wellein  (1997) Rev. Msgr. William G. Wellein (1926-1997)

Birth: September 28, 1926
Ordained: May 22, 1952
Death: October 02, 1997

Msgr. Wellein served in the following parishes:
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro
St. Lawrence, Asheville
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
St. Leo, Winston-Salem
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte
St. Mary, Shelby

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John Bosco Valente, O.F.M.  (1998) Rev. Fr. John B. Valente (1915-1998)

Birth: August 25, 1915
Ordained: 1941
Death: October 7, 1998

Fr. Valente served in the following parish:
St. Philip, Stateville


Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Peter McKeown, M.S.  (2001) Rev. Fr. Peter McKeown, M.S. (1929-2001)

Birth: June 03, 1929
Ordained: April 25, 1959
Death: October 11, 2001

Fr. McMahon served in the following parish:
St. Patrick, Fayetteville

Fr. McKeownʼs Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Mark Traenkle, S.A.  (2006) Rev. Fr. Mark Traenkle, S.A. (1959-2006)

Birth: January 18, 1959
Ordained: April 02, 1956
Death: October 10, 2006

Fr. Traenkle served in the following parish:
St. Andrew, Apex
Christ the King, High Point

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Luke Mikschl, M.S.SS.T.  (2007) Rev. Fr. Luke Mikschl, M.S.Ss.T. (1923-2007)

Birth: September 26, 1923
Ordained: June 06, 1953
Death: October 16, 2007

Fr. Mikschl served in the following parish:
Holy Innocents, Mayville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Victor F. Celio, O.P.  (2010) Rev. Fr. Victor F. Celio, O.P. (1959-2010)

Birth: January 18, 1959
Ordained: May 30, 2002
Death: October 19, 2010

Fr. Celio served in the following parish:
Raleigh

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. John A. Powers, O.P.  (2010) Rev. Fr. John A. Powers, O.P. (1925-2010)

Birth: September 27, 1925
Ordained: June 12, 1945
Death: October 19, 2010

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

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Willard Rucinski, O.S.F.S.  (2010) Rev. Fr. Willard Rucinski, O.S.F.S. (1937-2010)

Birth: 1937
Ordained: 1965, Rome
Death: October 28, 2010

Fr. Rucinski served in the following parish:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fayetteville

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Msgr. James F. Keaney  (2011) Rev. Msgr. James P. Keaney (1924-2011)

Birth: May 14, 1924, Arlington, Mass.
Ordained: May 27, 1954 by Bishop Waters
Death: October 17, 2011

Msgr. Keaney served in the following parishes:
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Raeford
St. Joseph, Kannapolis
St. Mary, Shelby
St. Stephen the First Martyr, Sanford
St. Joseph, Raleigh
St. Mildred, Swansboro
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
St. Andrew Church, Red Springs
St. Ann, Charlotte

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Hadden  (2012) Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Hadden (1929-2012)

Birth: May 31, 1929
Ordained: December 20, 1958
Death: October 08, 2012

Msgr. Hadden served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte
St. Teresa of Avila, Durham
St. Patrick, Murphy
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Joseph, Raleigh
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Holy Trinity, Kinston
St. Mary, Wilmington

Msgr. Thomas Hadden Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. James E. McGonagle, C.Ss.R.  (2014) Rev. Fr. James E. McGonagle (1918-2014)

Birth: November 04, 1918 Boston
Ordained: June 18, 1944
Death: October 18, 2014

Fr. McGonagle served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Charlotte
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Wilson

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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