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Deacon Swirtz directed the Propagation of the Faith office

Deacon Swirtz directed the Propagation of the Faith office

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Father Roger Pierre served for five decades

Father Roger Pierre served for five decades

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Roger Pierre, 76, died Feb. 6. He was born Oct. 8, 1936 and ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Feb. 2, 1963.

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Longtime St. Joseph’s Hospital leader dies

Longtime St. Joseph’s Hospital leader dies

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Marie de Paul (Mary Patricia) Rochester died Dec. 26. She was 99.

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Father Holl minstered as pastor, hospital chaplain

Father Holl minstered as pastor, hospital chaplain

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father James Holl, 90, died Dec. 29.

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Father Berg continued to serve after retirement

Father Berg continued to serve after retirement

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Richard Berg, 85, died Dec. 26. He was born Nov. 13, 1927 and ordained for the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 7, 1952.

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Msgr. James Habiger, social justice advocate, dies

Msgr. James Habiger, social justice advocate, dies

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Habiger, former executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, died Oct. 9. He was 85.

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Msgr. James Lavin touched lives of thousands at St. Thomas

Msgr. James Lavin touched lives of thousands at St. Thomas

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Deacon James Seaton served Mendota parish

Deacon James Seaton served Mendota parish

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deacon James B. Seaton Jr. died on Aug. 27, 2012. He was 79.

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Father Jerome Janski served Minneapolis parish for 27 years

Father Jerome Janski served Minneapolis parish for 27 years

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Jerome J. Janski, who retired from active ministry in 1992, died Aug. 8. He was 87.

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Father Roedel served archdiocese for 53 years

Father Roedel served archdiocese for 53 years

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Richard Roedel, who retired from active ministry in 2009, died July 16. He was 80 years old.

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Deacon Timmerman last served St. Philip

Deacon Timmerman last served St. Philip

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deacon Dale Timmerman, who retired from ministry in December 2009 after serving as deacon at St. Philip in Minneapolis for nine years, died May 26. He was 67.

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Msgr. Gregory Schaffer, longtime pastor of San Lucas mission, dies at 78

Msgr. Gregory Schaffer, longtime pastor of San Lucas mission, dies at 78

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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