Obituaries ~ May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Betty Hearne Mrs. Hearne, sister of Father Michael O’Neill, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Seffner, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Ireland. All services were held in Mrs. Hearne’s home parish in County Tipperary, …

Obituaries ~ April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Monsignor Francis X. Barrett Monsignor Barrett, 91, a retired priest of the Diocese of Allentown, passed away in the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017, following nearly 62 years of priestly ministry.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War …

Obituary ~ February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Mr. Eulogio Sevilla Tupa Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mr. Eulogio Tupa, father of Reverend Allan Tupa, Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Philippines following a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Loreta, and two sons, in addition …

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 ~ 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 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 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: …