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Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90
Jul 21 2014
A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21 at Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe. Father Messer died July 16. He was 90.

Sister Mary Mark Walsh, R.S.M.
Jul 16 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister of Mercy Mary Mark Walsh was offered July 15 at The Villa, a Baltimore retirement convent.

Sister Rosa Daly, D.C., dies
Jul 14 2014
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Sister Rosa Daly was offered July 5 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg

Sister Dorothy Epple, O.S.F., dies
Jun 25 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Dorothy Epple will be offered June 30 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Sister Elizabeth Grannan, S.P., dies
Jun 03 2014
A funeral Mass was to be offered for Sister Elizabeth Grannan June 6.

Poet says Catholic agency helps women `compose their lives’
May 28 2014
Poet, actress and best-selling author Maya Angelou told an audience celebrating the 90th anniversary of a Milwaukee Catholic agency assisting single mothers that they are composers.

New Jersey priest dies during climbing expedition on Mount Hood
May 16 2014
UPDATED A 57-year-old Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, fell to his death May 12.

On and off soccer field, Karpovich influenced generations
May 15 2014
Bill Karpovich, 75, died at his home in northeast Baltimore May 13.

Deacon Boscoe, 79, remembered as gentle, committed minister
May 15 2014
Deacon John J. Boscoe Jr., a longtime deacon at Holy Trinity in Glen Burnie, died May 11.

Sister Elizabeth McGlynn, S.S.N.D., dies
May 08 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Elizabeth McGlynn was offered May 7 at the chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn. Sister Elizabeth died May 3. She was 83.

Sister Martha Joseph Rooney, O.S.F., dies
May 08 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Martha Joseph Rooney will be offered May 9 at St. Ann Convent Chapel in Tacoma, Wash. Sister Martha Joseph died May 2. She was 91.

At funeral, Oakland pastor remembered as caring, humorous ‘curmudgeon’
May 01 2014
Members of St. Peter the Apostle in Oakland filled St. Peter at the Lake Center for the 74-year-old priest’s funeral Mass April 30.

Father Parson, Western Maryland leader, dies
Apr 25 2014
Father Donald Parson, a longtime leader in Western Maryland, died April 25.

St. Clement I, Lansdowne, parishioner stabbed to death in his home
Apr 23 2014
Willard Dimitri Rykowski, a longtime parishioner of St. Clement I in Lansdowne, was found stabbed to death in his Halethorpe home.

Sister Bernadette Marie Zaytoun, I.H.M., dies
Apr 22 2014
A funeral Mass for Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Bernadette Marie Zaytoun was offered April 22.