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

  ●   Rev. Fr. Peter Whelan  (1871) Rev. Fr. Peter Whelan (1802-1871)

Birth: 1802
Ordained: November 21, 1836
Death: February 06, 1871

Fr. Whelan served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville

Rev. Peter Whelan, of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, GA.
Fr. Whelan was ordained by the late Bishop England of Charleston in 1836 and
ministered for some years to the spiritual wants of the Catholics in the Carolinas.
He was afterwards transferred to the interior of Georgia and of late years has had
charge of a congregation in Savannah.
Source: Sadlier Catholic Directory, 1872

Fr. Peter Whelan
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward J. McGinity  (1891) Rev. Fr. Edward J. McGinity (-1891)

Death: February 21, 1891 Philadelphia

Fr. McGinity served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas, Wilmington
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
St. Joseph, Hickory


  ●   Rev. Fr. Clarence G. Lagle  (1939) Rev. Fr. Clarence G. Lagle (1898-1939 )

Birth: 1898
Ordained: June 03, 1923
Death: February 18, 1939

Father Lagle served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, Henderson
St. James the Greater, Hamlet


  ●   Rev. Fr. Melchior Reichert, O.S.B.  (1940) Rev. Fr. Melchior Riechert, O.S.B. (1852-1940)

Birth: April 17, 1852
Ordained: July 14, 1875
Death: February 25, 1940

Fr. Riechert served in the following parishes:
St. Benedict, Belmont
St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Belmont
St. Joseph, Gaston

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  ●   Rev. Fr. George A. Watkins  (1948) Rev. Fr. George A. Watkins (1880-1948)

Birth: March 26, 1880
Ordained: June 08, 1913
Death: February 09, 1948

Fr. Watkins served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Mary, Wilimington
Sacred Heart, Dunn
Immaculate Conception, Henderson
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington

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  ●   Rev. Fr. William Regnat, O.S.B.  (1953) Rev. Fr. William Regnat, O.S.B. (1881-1953)

Birth: February 06, 1881
Ordained: April 14, 1905
Death: February 18, 1953

Fr. Regnat served in the following parishes:
St. James the Greater, Concord
St. Philip, Stateville
Sacred Heart, Salisbury
St. Benedict, Greensboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. William T. Darley, O.M.I.  (1958) Rev. Fr. William T. Darley, O.M.I. (-1958)

Death: February 16, 1958

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


  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard E. Barrett  (1959) Rev. Fr. Richard E. Barrett (1898-1959)

Birth: 1898
Ordained: May 31, 1932
Death: February 05, 1959

Fr. Barrett served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Wilmington
St. Egbert, Morehead City
St. John, Waynesville


  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis K. Brennan  (1962) Rev. Fr. Francis K. Brennan (1891-1962)

Birth: 1891
Death: February 16, 1962

Fr. Brennan served in the following parish:
Immaculate Conception, Henderson

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Clarence F. Hill  (1966) Rev. Fr. Clarence F. Hill (1918-1966)

Birth: September 27, 1918
Ordained: October 26, 1946
Death: February 06, 1966

Fr. Hill served in the following parishes:
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
St. John, Waynesville
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lexington
St. Leo, Winston-Salem
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Paul, Henderson
St. Anne, Edenton
Our Lady of Assumption, Charlotte
St. Francis de Sales, lumberton
St. Francis of Assisi, lenoir

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael G. Downing, C.Ss.R.  (1967) Rev. Fr. Michael Downing, C.Ss.R. (1907-1967)

Birth: 1907
Ordination: June 10, 1933
Death: February 23, 1967

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Howard J. Herold, C.Ss.R.  (1970) Rev. Fr. Howard J. Herold, C.Ss.R. (1898-1970)

Birth: April, 26, 1898
Death: February 15, 1970

Fr. Herold served in the following parish:
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
St. Therese, Mooresville
St. Joseph, Kannapolis


  ●   Rev. Fr. James W. Kennedy  (1970) Rev. Fr. James W. Kennedy (1908-1970)

Birth: 1908
Death: February 10, 1970

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Arthur P. Connors, O.M.I.  (1971) Rev. Fr. Arthur P. Connors, O.M.I. (1895-1971)

Birth: March 25, 1895
Ordained: June 21, 1921
Death: February, 3, 1971

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Vincent J. Mahoney  (1977) Rev. Fr. Vincent J. Mahoney (1914-1977)

Birth: July 06, 1914
Ordained: 1941
Death: February, 20, 1977

Fr. Mahoney served in the following parishes:
St. John the Apostle, Waynesville
St. John the Baptist, Tryon
St. Leo, Winston Salem
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
U.S. Naval Chaplain St. Mildred, Swansboro

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Lawrence J. Hill  (1985) Rev. Fr. Lawrence J. Hill (1918-1985)

Birth: September 27, 1918
Death: February 17, 1985

Fr. Hill served in the following parishes:
St. Edward, High Point
St. Lawrence, Asheville
St. Mary, Goldsboro
St. Joseph, Asheboro
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lexington
Our Lady of Assumption, Charlotte
St. Francis of Assisi,

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Roland Gross, O.F.M. Conv.  (1988) Rev. Fr. Roland Gross, O.F.M. Conv. (1905-1988)

Birth: August 20, 1905
Death: February 12, 1988

Fr. Gross served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Burgaw
St. Stanislaus, Castle Hayne

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. Tait  (1988) Rev. Fr. Francis J. Tait (1914-1988)

September 23, 1914
Ordained: December 21, 1942
Death: February 24, 1988

Fr. Tait served in the following parishes:
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Joseph of the Hills, Leaksville Spray
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. James the Greater, Hamlet
Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte
Our Lady of Assumption, Charlotte
St. Patrick, Charlotte
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward J. Beatty  (1990) Rev. Fr. Edward J. Beatty (1911-1990)

Birth: October 30, 1911
Ordained: 1952
Death: February 17, 1990

Fr. Beatty served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Brevard
St. John Baptist de la Salle, North Wilkesboro
St. Benedict, Greensboro
Infant of Prague Church of the Holy Spirit, Jacksonville
St. Therese, Mooresville
Christ the King, Kings Moutain
St. Gabriel, Greenville
St. James the Greater, Concord


  ●   Rev. Fr. Dayton D. Kirby, C.Ss.R.  (1992) Rev. Fr. Dayton D. Kirby, C.Ss.R. (1910-1992)

Birth: August 17, 1910
Ordained: June 20, 1941
Death: February 28, 1992

Fr. Kirby served in the following parish:
Our Lady of Victory, Salisbury

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  ●   Rev. Fr. J. Calvert Brown, S.J.  (1995) Rev. Fr. J. Calvert Brown, S.J. (1907-1995)

Birth: 1907
ordained: 1934
Death: February 01, 1995

Fr. Brown served in the following parish:
St. John the Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington
St. Therese, Mooresville

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Gregory E Thomas, O.F.M. Conv.  (1995) Rev. Fr. Gregory E. Thomas, O.F.M. Conv. (1917-1995)

Birth: May 17, 1917
Ordained: 1947
Death: February 05, 1995

Fr. Thomas served in the following parishes:
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach
St. Stanilaus, Castle Hayne
Infant of Prague, Church of the Holy Spirit, Jacksonville
Holy Family, Elizabeth City

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John G. O'Brien  (1997) Rev. Fr. John G. OʼBrien (1910-1997)

Birth: July 8, 1910
Ordained: May 14, 1953
Death: February 02, 1997

Fr. OʼBrien served in the following parishes:
Holy Redeemer, Newton Grove
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
Sacred Heart, Brevard
St. James the Greater, Concord
Our Lady of Mercy, Winston-Salem
St. Joan of Arc, Asheville
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
Sacred Heart, Dunn
Sacred Heart, Southport
St. Eugene, Wendell

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  ●   +Most Reverend Michael J. Begley  (2002) Most Rev. Michael J. Begley (1909-2002)

Birth: March 12, 1909
Ordained: May 26, 1934
Death: February 09, 2002

Fr. Begley served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
Star of the Sea Chapel, Wrightsville
St. Leo, Winston Salem
St. Ann, Charlotte
St. Leo, Winston Salem

Tribute to Bishop Michael Begley, 1984
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis J. Campbell, O.M.I.  (2004) Rev. Fr. Francis J. Campbell, O.M.I. (1915-2004)

Birth: 1915
ordained: June 21, 1942
Death: February 02, 2004

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

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. James D. Campbell, O.P.  (2004) Rev. Fr. James D. Campbell, O.P. (1920-2004)

Birth: May 26, 1920
Death: February 11, 2004

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis A. Gorman, O.F.M.  (2004) Rev. Fr. Francis A. Gorman, O.F.M. Conv. (1912-2004)

Birth: December 03, 1912
Ordained: 1939
Death: February 24, 2004

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph W. Dean, Glenmary  (2007) Rev. Fr. Joseph W. Dean, Glenmary (1920-2007)

Birth: November 26, 1920
Ordained: 1945
Death: February 14, 2007

Fr. Dean served in the following parish:
St. William, Murphy

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Denis Hackett, O.F.M. Conv.  (2007) Rev. Fr. Denis Hackett, O.F.M. Conv. (1947-2007)

Birth: December 9, 1947
Ordained: May 11, 1974
Death: February 11, 2007

Fr. Hackett served in the following parishes:
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington

Fr. Hackettʼs Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward McDonough, C.Ss.R.  (2008) Rev. Fr. Edward McDonough, C.Ss.R. (1921-2008)

Birth: August 08, 1921
Ordained: June 20, 1948
Death: February 11, 2008

Fr. McDonough served in the following parishes:
Holy Redeemer, Newton Grove
Sacred Heart, Goldsboro

Fr. McDonoughʼs Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Frank J. Stangl  (2008) Rev. Fr. Frank J. Stangl (1928-2008)

Birth: May 16, 1928
Ordained: December 19, 1953
Death: February 02, 2008

Fr. Stangl served in the following parishes:
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
Newman Catholic Student Center UNC, Chapel Hill

Fr. Stanglʼs Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Francis P. Canavan, S.J.  (2009) Rev. Fr. Francis P. Canavan, S.J. (1918-2009)

Birth: 1918
Ordained:1950
Death: February 26, 2009

Fr. Canavan served the following parish:
Immaculate Conception, Durham

Biography
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Martin J. McMahon, O.M.I.  (2009) Rev. Fr. Martin J. McMahon Jr. , O.M.I. (1930-2009)

Birth: September 07, 1930
Ordained: 1956
Death: February 14, 2009

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Eugene Luyster, O.S.F.S.  (2011) Rev. Fr. Eugene Luyster, O.S.F.S. (-2011)

Death: February 14, 2011

Fr. Luyster served in the following parish:
Newman Catholic Center, UNC, Chapel Hill


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Waters  (2014) Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Waters (1926-2015)

Birth: May 22, 1926 Bristol, PA
Ordained: May 24, 1956 by Bishop Vincent Waters
Death: February 18, 2015

Fr. Waters served in the following parishes:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton Grove
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Joan of Arc, Plymouth
St. Therese, Mooresville
Mexico

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Msgr. Matthew D. Hendrick  (2015) Rev. Msgr. Matthew D. Hendrick (1951-2015)

Birth: July 26, 1951
Ordained: December 06, 1985
Death: February 27, 2015

Msgr. Hendrick served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. Mark, Wilmington
Immaculate Conception, Wilmington
Christ the King, Riegelwood
St. Therese, Wrightsville

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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