Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fr. Duffy Funeral

A funeral Mass for Fr. Duffy is scheduled on Friday, April 3rd, at 10 a.m., St. Pius X Parish, Manoa. Details will be forthcoming.
Source: Diocese of Honolulu

The following is also from their website:
Fr. Duffy was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11, 1909. He was ordained a priest on February 2, 1961 at Our Lady of Angels Church in Brooklyn, New York by Bishop Broderick of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

After his ordination, Fr. Duffy traveled to the new State of Hawaii and spent three years working at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral of Honolulu. From 1964 – 1967, he was the personal secretary to Bishop James J. Sweeney, Hawaii’s first bishop, followed by three months as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. In 1968, Fr. Duffy was named Associate Pastor, and then a year later, pastor, of St. Pius X Church in Manoa, a post he held for 16 years, until his retirement in 1984.

In the years since his retirement, Fr. Duffy has kept active in the diocese as an advisor and as a regular columnist in the Hawaii Catholic Herald. He was instrumental in the establishment of Malulani Hale, a church-sponsored low-cost housing project for the elderly in Honolulu. Please join with me in praying for the repose of his soul and in thanksgiving for his priestly services to our Church.
- Fr. Marc Alexander - Vicar General

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