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

  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas Murphy  (1863) Rev. Thomas Murphy (1806-1863)

Birth: November 30, 1806. Ireland
Ordained: 1838 by Bishop England
Death: August 18, 1863

Fr. Murphy served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. John the Baptist, Raleigh
St. Thomas, Wilmington

A Brief History of the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle

A What is the History of St. Thomasʼ Church
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward Quigley  (1883) Rev. Fr. Edward Quigley (-1883)

Death: August 01, 1883

Fr. Quigley served in the following parishes:
St. John the Evangelist, Washington
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lincolnton

Fr. Quigleyʼs Memorial


  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew Hau  (1900) Rev. Fr. Matthew Hau (1868-1900)

Birth: 1868 Munich, Germany
Ordained: 1921
Death: April 30, 1900

Fr. Hau served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Patrick F. Marion  (1922) Rev. Msgr. Patrick F. Marion (1870-1922)

Birth: April 28, 1870
Ordained: December 21, 1901
Death: August 05, 1922

Msgr. Marion served in the following parishes:
St. Patrick, Fayetteville
St. Lawrence, Asheville

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Matthew J. Woods  (1939) Rev. Fr. Matthew J. Woods (-1939)

Death: August 21, 1939

Fr. Woods served in the following parishes:
St. Joseph, Newbern
Holy Name of Jesus, Nazareth Raleigh


  ●   Rev. Fr. Emmanuel F. Callahan  (1944) Rev. Fr. Emmanuel F. Callahan (1871-1944)

Birth: August 20, 1871
Ordained: June 29, 1897
Death: July 03, 1944

Father Callahan served in the following parish:
Sacred Heart, Elk Park

Bio
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Ignatius Remke, O.S.B.  (1944) Rev. Fr. Ignatius Remke, O.S.B. (1889 -1944)

Birth: February 01, 1889
Ordained: July 15, 1894
Death: July 06, 1944

Fr. Remke served in the following parish:
St. Leo, Winston Salem

Archives
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  ●   Rev. Fr. William S. O'Byrne  (1946) Rev. Fr. William S. OʼByrne (1902-1946)

Birth: 1902
Ordained: 1939
Death: August 03,1946

Fr. OʼByrne served in the following parishes:
St. Paul, New Bern
Holy Trinity, Kinston
St. Mary, Wilmington
Infant of Prague, Jacksonville

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Edward Sellman, C.M.  (1950) Rev. Fr. Edward Sellman, C.M.( -1950)

Death: August 31, 1950

Fr. Sellman served in the following parish:
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Greensboro


  ●   Rev. Fr. William J. Kuder  (1960) Rev. Fr. William J. Kuder (1898-1960)

Birth: 1898
Ordained: June 11, 1933
Death: August 31, 1960

Fr. Kuder served in the following parishes:
St. Joan of Arc, Candler
St. Joan of Arc, Asheville

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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Dennis A. Lynch  (1968) Rev. Msgr. Dennis A. Lynch (-1968)

Ordained: 1931
Death: August 14, 1968

Msgr. Lynch served in the following parishes:
St. Mary, Goldboro
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
St. Leo, Winston Salem
Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro
St. Joseph of the Hills, Leaksville Spray
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point


  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Maule, O.S.F.S  (1968) Rev. Fr. Joseph Maule, O.S.F.S. (1915-1968)

Birth: March 19, 1915
Professed: September 08, 1937
Death: August 05, 1968

Fr. Maule served in the following parish:
St. Barnabas, Arden

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas F. Carney  (1969) Rev. Fr. Thomas F. Carney (-1969)

Ordained: May 30, 1935
Death: August 16, 1969

Fr. Carney served in the following parishes:
St. Edward, High Point
St. Bernadette, Spruce Pines
Holy Angels, Mt. Airy
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
St. Mary, Shelby
St. Joseph of the Hills, Leaksville Spray
St. Benedict, Greensboro


  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Williams  (1969) Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Williams (1907-1969)

Birth: 1907
Ordained: June 02, 1933
Death: August 16, 1969

Fr. Williams served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Anthony of Padua, Southern Pines
Most Holy Trinity, Kinston
St. Anne, Edenton
St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth City
All Souls Mission, Columbia
Our Lady of the snows, Elizabethtown
Immaculate Conception, Clinton
Transfiguration of Jesus, Wallace
Our Lady of Victory, Salisbury
St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John A. Risacher, S.J.  (1972) Rev. Fr. John A. Risacher, S.J. (1889-1972)

Birth: April 27, 1889
Ordained: June 27, 1922
Death: August 20, 1972

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Gregory Eichenlaub, O.S.B.  (1975) Rev. Fr. Gregory Eichenlaub, O.S.B. (1895-1975)

Birth: August 7, 1895, Pa
Ordained: June 18, 1921
Death: September 25, 1975, Gaston, NC

Fr. Eichenlaub served in the following parishes:
St. Michael, Gastonia
St. Mary, Shelby

St. Michael in Gastonia, 1947

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  ●   Rev. Fr. William C. Frost  (1983) Rev. Fr. William C. Frost (1929-1983)

Birth: April 12, 1929
Death: August 17, 1983

Fr. Frost served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Raeford
Sacred Heart, Whiteville
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Mother of Mercy, Washington
Holy Redeemer by the Sea, Kitty Hawk
St. Egbert, Morehead City
St. Peter, Greenville


  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert J. Breidenstein  (1986) Rev. Fr. Robert J. Breidenstein (1924-1986)

Birth: July 08, 1924. NY
Ordination: 1947
Death: August 12, 1986. NY

Fr. Breidenstein served the following parish:
St. Patrick, Charlotte

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  ●   Rev. Fr. John Larity, O.F.M. Conv.  (1987) Rev. Fr. John Larity, O.F.M. Conv (-1987)

Birth: November 29, 1932, NJ
Ordained: June 11, 1933
Death: August 09, 1987

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


  ●   Rev. Fr. Bernadine Bouland, M.S.Ss.T.  (1989) Rev. Fr. Bernardine Bouland, M.S.Ss.T. (1913-1989)

Birth: August 26, 1913
Entered: June 10, 1933
Death: August 29, 1989

Fr. Bouland served in the following parish:
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Farmville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Nelson J. Kinmartin  (1989) Rev. Fr. Nelson J. Kinmartin (1918-1989)

Birth: March 19, 1918
Ordained: 1950
Death: August 03, 1989

Fr. Kinmartin served in the following parish:
St. Patrick, Charlotte
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  ●   Rev. Fr. Henry J. Becker  (1992) Rev. Fr. Henry J. Becker (1912-1992)

Birth: December 10, 1912
Ordained: 1930
Death: August 28, 1992

Fr. Becker served in the following parishes:
St. Edward, High Point
St. Patrick, Charlotte
St. Mary, Goldsboro
Immaculate Conception, Durham
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Sacred Heart, Dunn
St. Paul, Henderson
Holy Angels, Mt. Airy


  ●   Rev. Fr. Martin Hayes, O.S.B.  (1992) Rev. Fr. Martin Hayes, O.S.B. (1911-1992)

Birth: June 04, 1911
Ordained: June 03, 1939
Death: August 14, 1992


  ●   Rev. Fr. Patrick J. Mangan, O.M.I.  (1993) Rev. Fr. Patrick Mangan O.M.I. ( 1926-1993)

Birth: 1926
Ordained: May 31, 1963.
Death: August 6, 1993

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. James Plavcan, O.F.M. Conv.  (1995) Rev. Fr. James Plavcan, O.F.M. Conv. (1954 -1995)

Birth: 1954
Ordained: May 14, 1983
Death: August 1, 1995

Fr. Plavcan served in the following parish:
Blessed Sacrament, Burlington

Kateri Priest Dies in Bike Accident

  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph J. Toner, O.S.F.S.  (1995) Rev. Joseph J. Toner, O.S.F.S. (1927-1995)

Birth: December 12, 1927
Ordained: 1955
Death: August 10, 1995. NY

Fr. Toner served in the following parishes:
St. Ann, Clayton
Sacred Heart, Whiteville

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Thomas Tasber, O.F.M.  (1996) Rev. Thomas Tasber, O.F.M. (1945-1996)

Birth: February 21, 1945. NY
Ordained: May 11, 1974
Death: August 17, 1996. NY

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

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  ●   Rev. Fr. William Murray Cunningham, S.J.  (1997) Rev. Fr. William M. Cunningham, S.J. (1917-1997)

Birth: June 17, 1917
Ordained: 1948
Death: August 01, 1997

Fr. Cunningham served in the following parishes:
Immaculate Conception, Durham
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh

Obituary
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  ●   Rev. Msgr. Felix R. Kelaher  (1998) Rev. Msgr Felix R. Kelaher (1917-1998)

Birth: November 2, 1917
Ordained: May 22, 1948
Death: August 19, 1998

Msgr. Kelaher served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart, Brevard
Sacred Heart, Burnsville
St. Lucien, Spruce Pine
St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte

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  ●   + Most Reverend Joseph L. Federal  (2000) + Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Lennox Federal (1910-2000)

Birth: January 13, 1910 Greensboro, NC
Ordained: December 8, 1934
Death: August 31, 2000

Fr. Federal served in the following parishes:
St. Peter, Greenville
St. Margaret, Swannanoa
Sacred Heart Cathedral

Joseph Lennox Federal


  ●   Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Weiss, O.F.M. Conv.  (2002) Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Weiss, O.F.M. Conv. (1931-2002

Birth: December 22, 1931
Ordained: February 07, 1958
Death: July 28, 2002

Fr. Weiss served in the following parishes:
Holy Family, Elizabeth City

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Jude Smith, O.F.M.  (2003) Rev. Fr. Jude Smith, O.F.M. (1924-2003)

Birth: September 13, 1924
Ordained: 1953
Death: Aug. 1, 2003

Fr. Smith served in the following parishes:
St. Anthony, Asheville
St. Benedict the Moor, Winston-Salem

Obituary

  ●   Rev. Fr. Romeo Trahan, S.S.E.  (2005) Rev. Fr. Romeo Trahan, S.S.E. (1919-2005)

Birth: January 17, 1919
Ordained: 1945
Death: August 9, 2005

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

Obituary


  ●   Rev. Fr. Paschal Breau, S.A.  (2007) Rev. Fr. Paschal Breau, S.A. (1921-2007)

Birth: 1921
Ordination: June 15, 1979
Death: August 29, 2007

Fr. Breau served in the following parish:
St. Francis de Sales, Lumberton

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Peter Tomaino, S.A.  (2008) Rev. Fr. Peter Tomaino, S.A. (1917-2008)

Birth: 1917
Ordained: 1947
Death: August 14, 2008

Fr. Tomaino served in the following parish:
St. Francis de Sales, Lumberton


  ●   Rev. Fr. Charles J. Burton, S.J.  (2011) Rev. Fr. Charles J. Burton, S.J. (-2011)

Ordained: 1967 Death: August 10, 2011

Fr. Burton served in the following parish:
Chapel to the Redeemer, Hot Spring


  ●   + Most Reverend F. Joseph Gossman  (2013) + Most Rev. F. Joseph Gossman (1930-2013)

Birth: April 01, 1930
Ordained: December 17, 1955
Death: August 08, 2013

Bishop Gossman served the Raleigh Diocese from 1974 to 2006

NCR: North Carolina Bishop Joseph Gossman dies at 83


  ●   Rev. Fr. Richard T. McCue  (2013)

  ●   Rev. Fr. Joseph Kelleher  (2014) Rev. Fr. Joseph Kelleher (1928-2014)

Birth: June 25, 1928, Ireland
Ordained: December 20, 1953
Death: August 20,2014 North Carolina

Fr. Kelleher served in the following parishes:
St. Gabriel, Greenville
St. Patrick, Charlotte
Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point
Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh
St. Joseph, Asherbor
St. John, Waynesville
Our Lady of the Annunciation, Albemarle

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  ●   Rev. Fr. Michael Proterra, S.J.  (2014) Rev. Fr. Michael Proterra, S.J. (1942-2014)

Birth: September 12, 1942
Ordained: July 31, 1971
Death: August 28, 2014

Fr. Proterra served in the following parish:
St. Raphael, Raleigh

Obituary: Rev. Fr. Michael Proterra, S. J.


  ●   Rev. Fr. Salvatore A. Busichio  (2016) Rev. Fr. Salvatore Busichio(1934-2016)

Birth: June 12, 1934
Ordained: May 28, 1960
Death: August 02, 2016

Fr. Salvatore served in the following parishes:
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh
St. Michael the Archangel, Cary


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  ●   Rev. Fr. Robert B. Rademacher, Glenmary  (2016) Rev. Fr. Robert Rademacher, Glenmary (1922-2016)

Birth: 1922
Ordination: 1955
Death: September 25, 2016

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

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