Deacon Lawrence Swirtz, 86, died Feb. 19. He was born Jan. 22, 1927 and ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on June 10, 1978.
Father James Holl, 90, died Dec. 29.
Msgr. Habiger, former executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, died Oct. 9. He was 85.
Msgr. James Lavin, called “the face of the priesthood” to generations of students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, died Sept 17 at the age of 93.
Father Jerome J. Janski, who retired from active ministry in 1992, died Aug. 8. He was 87.
St. Paul native Msgr. Gregory Schaffer, a priest of the Diocese of New Ulm and pastor for 48 years of the diocese’s mission parish of San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala, died May 24 at Cerenity Care Center Marian of St. Paul, Minn., after a long battle with lymphoma/cancer. He was 78. Msgr. Schaffer achieved national […]