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Father Fitzgibbons, an Augustinian turned archdiocesan priest, dies at 73

Posted on November 4th, 2015

FITZGIBBFather John (Jack) Fitzgibbons was born in Connecticut but raised in St. Denis Parish, Havertown, before entering the Augustinian Order. After switching to Philadelphia, he served at several archdiocesan parishes.

Diego Correa, Catholic musician, composer and vocalist, dies at 51

Diego Correa Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Only weeks after culminating his long career in liturgical music by leading the Hispanic Papal Choir and serving as a vocal soloist during the papal Mass Sept. 27 in Philadelphia, the native of Puerto Rico died Oct. 23.

Sister Francis Paula Ford dies at 99

Posted on October 30th, 2015

FordThe Sister of St. Joseph was a member of the congregation for 80 years, a native of the former Holy Child Parish in Philadelphia.

St. Joseph sister, a teacher and silversmith, dies at 95

Posted on October 30th, 2015

GardnerSister of St. Joseph Helene A. Gardner, formerly Sister Saint Luke, used her master of fine arts degree to craft silver eucharistic vessels. She was also a coordinator of adult education during her 76 years of religious life.

Franciscan sister and Seattle native dies at 93

Posted on October 30th, 2015

Sister of St. Francis Marie Evelyn Sinnett, formerly Sister Mary Leonard, served most of her 72 years of religious life in Washington and Oregon, with the past 16 years in prayer ministry in Aston.

Franciscan sister dies after 19 years in prayer ministry

Posted on October 30th, 2015

Sister Francis Carmel GonzonSister Francis Carmel Gonzon, O.S.F., 71, died in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 49 years.

Franciscan Sister Janice Bahl, serving in schools and parishes, dies

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sister Janice Miriam BahlThe Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia served 48 of her 50 years in the congregation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ministering in education and parish services.

Msgr. Bartholomew O’Brien, humble and humorous, dies at 76

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Msgr. Bartholomew J. O'BrienThe former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Philadelphia is remembered for his simplicity, musical gifts and pastoral wisdom, by younger priests who served with him.

Deacon Albert George of South Philadelphia dies at 66

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Deacon Albert GeorgeThe permanent deacon and retired Boeing specialist had a saying he and his wife shared: “Each for the other and both for the Lord.” Those were the last words the couple spoke before he died.

Sister Rose Spingler, IH.M., longtime Cardinal Dougherty teacher, dies

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sister M. Rose Anthony Spingler, I.H.M.The religious sister ministered for 57 years with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, mostly in high schools.

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