Msgr. Daniel A. Murray, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Wales, died Thursday, June 26.
Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from St. Thomas More High School before studying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary the Gregorian University, Pontifical North American College, in Rome, Italy. He was ordained July 12, 1964 in Rome and named a monsignor in 1986.
Msgr. Murray served on the faculty at St. Charles Seminary from 1970 through 1988, and served as rector there from 1988 through 1994. He was appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill, where he served for 10 years, and was named pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, North Wales, in June 2004.
The reception of the body of Msgr. Murray at St. Rose Church will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 with a viewing to follow and preceding a parish Mass at 7 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will celebrate the funeral Mass at the church on Wednesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. with a viewing beginning at 9 a.m.
The full obituary for Msgr. Murray will be posted soon on CatholicPhilly.com.
Help us keep you informed -- CatholicPhilly.com can't do it with youDuring CatholicPhilly.com's fall donation campaign, you have a way to help us deliver the kind of news you need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live. Every household's costs keep rising, and we're no different. We make sure your dollars in any amount go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month. Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can -- a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: