Memorial Mass – Rev. Elmer McDonald
January 9, 2017

For the Faithful Departed Memorial Mass ~ Reverend Elmer McDonald St. John Vianney Parish 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach St. John Vianney Parish will be celebrating a Memorial Mass in honor of Fr. Elmer McDonald who was such an important part of their parish and school family for many years.  Funeral services were held […]

Obituary ~ January 3, 2017
January 3, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Michael Kosiba Mr. Michael Kosiba, 66, former diocesan chair of the Committee on Catholic Scouting, passed away in the Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, while at Tampa General Hospital.  Mike and his wife, Judy were parishioners of Christ […]

Obituary ~ December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016

  Mr. Ronald J. Pacana Mr. Ronald J. Pacana, 65, husband of Mrs. Kim Pacana, Secretary at the Tribunal Office, passed away on December 6, 2016.   Mr. Pacana is survived by wife, Kim; children, Nicole (Ron), Heather (Steve), Eric (Katie); three grandchildren; loving siblings. Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 16 at Light of Christ […]

Obituary ~ December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016

Reverend Elmer McDonald (1924 – 2016) We recently learned of the passing of Reverend Elmer McDonald, 92, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rochester, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Father McDonald spent most of his retirement years in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, providing assistance to St. John Vianney Parish, St. Pete Beach and serving as […]

Obituaries ~ November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mary Ellen Hansma Mrs. Hansma, retired from St. Lawrence Catholic School, Tampa, passed away November 4, 2016 at Melech Hospice House in Tampa.   A lifelong educator, Mrs. Hansma and family moved to Tampa in 1969, where she began a 35 […]

Obituaries ~ November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016

Reverend Brian J. Miller, T.O.R. Father Miller, 91,  of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died November 6, 2016 at St. Francis Friary – Mt. Assisi, Loretto, Pennsylvania after an illness.  He was born March 4, 1925 in Braddock, PA. In 1992, Fr. Brian transitioned into […]

Obituaries ~ October 24, 2016
October 24, 2016

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Michael J. Morris, Ch., Lt. Colonel, USAF, retired Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Father Michael Morris, age 54, passed away Sunday , October 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer in Rockwal, Texas, where his brother […]

Obituaries ~ October 17, 2016
October 17, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Lanier We received word that Mrs. Carolyn Lanier, mother of Father Fred McGuire (deceased), passed away peacefully October 14, at a nursing home in Cincinnati, OH. Her funeral is Tuesday, October 18, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Trenton, OH where the family has worshiped for many years. Condolences to Carolyn’s […]

Obituaries ~ September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016

Rosalind Hoffman, mother of Debbie Sosnicki, Office Manager,  Our Lady of Fatima Parish Mrs. Hoffman passed away on September 23, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 30th.  Visitation is from 11:00 AM – to 12:45 PM in the Chapel at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, and the funeral Mass is at 1:00 […]

Obituaries ~ September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016

Rev. Msgr. Laurence E. Higgins, Pastor Emeritus, St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa Click here for more information. Well done good and faithful servant.

Obituaries ~ June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

Mrs. Linda Holtfreter We received word of the recent passing of Mrs. Linda Holtfreter, 69, sister of Father David Engbarth, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, residing and assisting in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Holtfreter was held today, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, […]

Obituary ~ May 9, 2016
May 16, 2016

Rev. Matthew Cyvas Fr. Cyvas, a retired priest from St. Casimir Lithuanian Mission, passed away on May 2, 2016. Click here for more information.   * * May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in eternal peace.

Obituary ~ April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

  Brian J. Sweeney, Calvary Cemetery Mr. Sweeney, 73, bookkeeper at Calvary, passed April 21, 2016. He is survived by children, Tim and Maureen Nelson of St. Pete Beach, Christopher Sweeney of Archdale, NC, and Marc and Kathleen Hoefler of Beavercreek, OH, and other relatives. Funeral Services –Visitation on April 25, at Brett Funeral Home, […]

Obituary ~ April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

Deacon Winston McDonald Word reached the Office of the Diaconate that Deacon Winston McDonald, from St. Justin Martyr Parish in Seminole, passed away last night, April 17, 2016. The Funeral Services are as follows: Wake Service: Sunday, April 24th, 2016 from 2 pm – 7 pm, Vigil Service at 6:30 pm at Serenity Gardens, 13401 […]

Obituary ~ April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Mrs. Rosa Varkey, mother of Rev. George P. Varkey, M.S.T. We were recently informed that Mrs. Rosa Varkey, 93, passed away in the Lord on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in India.  She is the mother of Father George Varkey, MST, Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, New Port Richey. Please pray for a safe journey […]

Obituary ~ March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Rev. Angelus Migliore, T.O.R. Pastor Emeritus, St. Patrick Parish, Tampa Word has reached the Chancellor’s Officce that Rev. Angelus Migliore, T.O.R., Pastor Emeritus of St. Patrick Parish, Tampa, has passed away very peacefully today, Monday, March 28, 2016. More details here. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Thursday, March 31 at St. Patrick Parish, 4520 S. […]

Obituary ~ March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

Richard (Dick) Klein  Mr. Klein passed on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Seminole Florida.  Dick was an active member of St. Justin, Martyr Parish, and a past recipient of the St Jude Award.  He is survived by his family, including his sister, Sister Suzanne (Sue) Klein, O.P. of St Petersburg. Funeral arrangements, under the Direction of […]

Obituary ~ March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016

Reverend Raymond Vega, S.C.J. We received word that Father Raymond Vega, SCJ, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the retirement community house of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, in Pinellas Park.  Father Vega was ordained for the Sacred Heart Fathers in 1973.  He served as Associate Director of the community’s retirement […]

Obituary ~ February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

Rev. John H. Edwards, S.J., former president of Jesuit High School We received word that Father John H. Edwards, S.J., 91, passed away in the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2016, at a nursing facility in Dallas, Texas. Father Edwards was affiliated with the Society of Jesus for 74 years and had been ordained to […]

Obituary ~ February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Paul Kenneth Jastrem Mr. Jastrem, age 68, St. Petersburg, formerly of Lawrence, MA, passed away December 29, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.  He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1964.  In 1973, Paul moved to St. Petersburg and continued his career as organist at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and […]

Obituary ~ Jan 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

We received word that Father Alfonso Pagliara, O.F.M. Cap., 90, passed away in the Lord early Tuesday morning, January 19, 2016.  “Father Al,” as he was known, served as Parochial Vicar of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa for 23 years, from 1986 to 1995 and again from 1998 until the Capuchins left the parish in […]

Obituary ~ January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Bishop Raymond Lessard, Bishop Emeritus of Savannah and spiritual director and professor of  Ecclesiology at the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. On Sunday, January 3rd, the Epiphany of the Lord, he was called home to the Father and can finally rest his weary body.  (More at this link.) The following services have been arranged: […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

  Reverend Paul Bedard, S.D.B. We received word that Fr. Bedard, 89, passed away in the Lord on Monday, December 7, 2015, while at Carrollwood Care Center in Tampa.  He resided at Mary Help of Christians Center, Tampa, since his retirement in 2010.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 10th at Mary […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ Dec. 7, 2015
December 7, 2015

Please keep the souls and the families of our faithful departed in your prayers: Mrs. Isabelle Daly, mother of Nancy Ridenour, Chair of the Diocesan Finance Council, and mother-in-law of David Ridenour, Director of the Diocesan Tribunal Mrs. Daly passed away, Saturday, December 5th up in Illinois. Please keep Nancy, David and their relatives in […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

  Sister Regina Peltz, SNJM Please remember Sister Regina Peltz, SNJM, who passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Sister Regina served as principal of Holy Family Catholic School for many years. Mrs. Linda Patterson Mrs. Patterson, age 71, of Tampa, passed away November 25, 2015. She served her parish, Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Rev. Inocencio Estibalez      Father Estibalez, 88, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, passed away in the Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Since his retirement, Father Estibalez has resided in Vitoria, Spain.   A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, November 16 in the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel, […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015

Mr. Raymond Cormier Mr. Raymond Cormier, age 84, father of Rev. Michael Cormier, went home to the Lord Thursday, October 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Cormier was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pauline.  He is survived by his son, Reverend Michael […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

Sister Mary Dorothy Neuhofer, O.S.B., a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida, passed into her eternal life on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Born to Joseph and Helen (Barthle) Neuhofer on June 19, 1931, Sister was raised in St. Joseph, FL, the second of eleven children. One of her siblings, Sister Mary Clare, is also […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Sr. Maureen Dorr, O.S.F. Sr. Maureen passed away on October 1, 2015. Sister Maureen faithfully lived the mission of the Franciscan Sisters for 66 years, first as an educator for 40 years and then as a volunteer serving the poor and the marginalized at both Trinity Cafe and the jail, Hillsborough County.   She was an […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Reverend Paul Hervey 3/5/1938 – 9/ 21/ 2015 The Chancellor’s Office has received word of the sudden passing of Father Paul Hervey, age 77, on Monday, September 21, 2015 at his home. A widower and late vocation, Father Hervey was ordained for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on May 20, 1995 at the Cathedral of St. Jude […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Reverend Hugh J. Mullin Father Mullin, 93, of Seminole, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015. He was a native of Kansas City, MO, and was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO, on December 21, 1946. He was Associated Pastor at St. James, St. Mary, St. Peter, Cathedral of […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ Sept 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Mrs. Hazel Knox, wife of Deacon Terry Knox, from St. Scholastica Parish, Lecanto, passed away in the Lord on Monday, August 31, 2015, following a recent cancer diagnosis.  Deacon Terry and Hazel have provided a consistent, faithful presence to the community of St. Scholastica for many years. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation and Wake […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

  Mrs.  Carolyn Rebel Mrs. Carolyn Rebel, 84, mother of Reverend Patrick Rebel, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Spring Hill, passed away August 23, 2015. Please follow this link for more information. Please keep Father Rebel, his brothers and all family members in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.   Rev. […]

For the Faithful Departed ~ July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

Reverend Roy M. Gasnick, O.F.M. (Nov 26, 1933 ~ July 24, 2015) We sadly report the passing of Reverend Roy M. Gasnick, O.F.M. on July 24, 2015 at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Father Gasnick was a professed Franciscan friar for 60 years and a priest for 55 years. He was residing at St. Anthony […]