View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Father D'Aurizio goes home

Father Joseph D'Aurizio, a long-time priest of the Rochester Diocese who retired in 2000, went home to the Lord Friday September 4, 2009.

He was from Rochester' St. Andrew's Parish, and was ordained June 9, 1956 by Bishop James E. Kearney at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He served as assistant pastor at Corpus Christi Parish in Rochester from 1956-61, then joined Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. He earned a master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 1964 and became assistant director of diocesan Catholic Charities. In 1966 he became executive director of the Catholic Family Center in Elmira, and in 1972 he became diocesan director of Catholic Charities.

In 1977 he became pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Greece, staying there until he retired in 2000. The obituary in today's paper mentions that he was assistant pastor at St. Leo's Parish in Hilton, though I don't know the years for that.

His funeral Mass is this Thursday at St. John the Evangelist.

Thank you Father for your years of service to the Church.


Blogger Brother Charles said...

Requiescat in pace.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Interstate Catholic said...

I seem to remember that Father retired to St. Leo's and helped out there for a few years.

12:32 PM  

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