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Special All Souls Day Mass Nov. 2 at the cathedral

Bishop Edward K. Braxton invites everyone to a special liturgy at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the cathedral in Belleville.

The All Souls Day Mass is being celebrated for all of the “priests, deacons and bishops of the Diocese of Belleville,” Bishop Braxton said, including any who have died during the past 10 years, and those priests and deacons who have died in the last year.

The bishop encourages everyone to attend the liturgy and pray for the “generous priests deacons and bishops who have served the Church in southern Illinois.”

Following are the names of the priests and deacons of the diocese who have died in the last 10 years:

Priests

2005: Jan. 3:Rev. Raymond S. Malec
May 22:Rev. Msgr. Melvin B. Vandeloo
Aug. 14:Rev. Msgr. Charles Nebel
Aug. 15:Rev. Herbert Kopff
Nov. 16:Rev. Joseph D. Hansmann

2006: April 14:Rev. John J. Vogt

2007: Jan. 26:Rev. J. Ralph Arnold
Oct. 11:Rev. John L. Venegoni
Nov. 5:Rev. Msgr. Angelo J. Lombardo

2008: March 7:Rev. Ralph L. Haas

2009: Feb. 11:Rev. Msgr. James H. Jansen
May 12:Rev. Msgr. Bernard L. Voss
July 31:Rev. Lloyd P. Misho
Sept. 3:Rev. Edmond J. Perjak
Sept. 9:Rev. Msgr. Maurice F. Driscoll
Sept. 18:Rev. H. Thomas Stout
Oct. 20:Rev. Robert O’Shea
Dec. 1:Rev. Robert J. Dollar
Dec. 30:Rev. David L. Braun

2010: Feb. 27:Rev. Vincent A. Meskenas
April 30:Rev. Msgr. Harry J. Jerome

2011: Jan. 20:Rev. Robert D. Gore
March 1:Rev. Eugene G. Linnemann
March 24:Rev. Donald E. Abell
May 12:Rev. Msgr. Paulin J. Dobkowski
June 3:Rev. Leo S. Reinhardt
July 16:Rev. Walter E. MacPherson
Sept. 10:Rev. Edward Balestrieri
Nov. 15: Rev. Paul W. Stauder
Dec. 22:Rev. Msgr. Donald W. Eichenseer

2012: Dec. 7:Rev. Wilbert J. Iffert

2013: May 8:Rev. Richard L. Daly
May 1:Rev. Edwin G. Kastner
June 3:Rev. Henry J. Fischer
Sept. 30:Rev. Jerome E. Wirth
Dec. 1:Rev. Msgr. Jerome D. Hartlein

2014: Dec. 15:Rev. Msgr. Hyacinth S. Mazuchowski

2015: Jan. 1:Rev. Richard J. Weidert Jr.

Deacons

2007: May 10:Deacon Robert Kirchgraber
June 1:Deacon James Duff Sr.

2008: June 8:Deacon Jerry Stockmann

2009: July 9:Deacon David J. Bigham

2010: April 2:Deacon John E. Coates
July 24:Deacon Joseph E. Stock

2011: July 4:Deacon John P. Dilley

2013: December 9:Deacon Donald R. Deitz

2015: August 20:Deacon Robert H. Becker

His Excellency,
The Most Reverend 
Edward K. Braxton,
Ph.D., S.T.D.