July 19, 2016 - Fr. Robert W. Dahlke, SJ, was called to eternal life on July 18, 2016. He was 82 years old.
Fr. Dahlke was born in Peekskill, N.Y., on April 9, 1934. He was the son of George and Maude (Burger) Dahlke. After graduating from Xavier High School in Manhattan, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson on July 30, 1952.
After three years of Philosophy at Loyola Seminary in Shrub Oak, N.Y., he taught physics and math at Brooklyn Prep until 1962. He then studied Theology at Woodstock in Maryland and was ordained on June 10, 1965 at the Fordham University Chapel in the Bronx. After Tertianship, he served as the associate director of the Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau from 1967-1979.
Fr. Dahlke became associate pastor at St. Lawrence Church in Sayville, N.Y., from 1977-1983. For the next 16 years, he was an associate pastor at several churches in New York and New Jersey. From 1999 to 2009, he served as a pastoral minster and then as guestmaster at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx.
During the course of various assignments, Fr. Dahlke kept in touch with former Jesuits and their families. He would be present for different functions, especially reunions, Masses, baptisms and funerals.
Fri., July 22, 2016
3:00-5:00 & 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel
515 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
Sat., July 23, 2016
Fordham University Church
Bronx, NY 10458
Nov. 27, 2017 - Fr. José M. Vilaplana, SJ, was called to eternal life on Nov. 26, 2017. Fr. Vilaplana died at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. He was born on March 12, 1927, entered the Society of Jesus in Spain, Oct. 6, 1952, and was ordained on July 28, 1963. He pronounced his final vows on Feb. 2, 1970.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Fr. Edward C. Lynch, SJ, was called to eternal life on Nov. 17, 2017. Fr. Lynch was born on Jan. 9, 1934, entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 18, 1964, in the Fordham University Church. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1967.
Oct. 31, 2017 - Fr. Robert G. Gilroy, SJ, was called to eternal life on Oct. 28, 2017. Fr. Gilroy was born on Oct. 19, 1959, in Boston, Mass., and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 24, 1986. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1997, at College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass. He pronounced his Final Vows on May 4, 2002.
Sept. 13, 2017 - Fr. Richard D. Bertrand, SJ, was called to eternal life on Sept. 11, 2017. Fr. Bertrand was born on Nov. 28,1947, in Biddeford, Maine, and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1966. He was ordained to the priesthood on Nov. 10, 1979. He pronounced his Final Vows on June 19, 1992.
Sept. 13, 2017 - Mr. Brian P. Maher was installed as the 7th president of Nativity Preparatory School during the Mass of the Holy Spirit held at the beginning of the year. Fr. John J. Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus, officially missioned Mr. Maher to be the director of the work.
Sept. 5, 2017 - Fr. John P. Bucki, SJ, was called to eternal life on Sept. 2, 2017, at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. Fr. Bucki was born on Jan. 12, 1950, in Buffalo, N.Y., and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 25, 1968. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1979. He pronounced his Final Vows on Dec. 12, 1995, at the Xavier Jesuit Community, New York, N.Y.