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Rev. Monsignor Patrick J. Murphy

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Patrick Joseph Murphy
Born in Ballineen but later the family moved to Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Birth date: 17th May 1925
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 at St. Patrick College, Carlow, Ireland.


Upon ordination, Monsignor Murphy's first assignment was as an associate pastor at Saint Joseph's Church in Marksville Louisiana, USA and later in Alexandria at Our Lady of Prompt Succor. He was first appointed pastor of Saint Joseph's Church, Mansfield in 1955. In addition he served as pastor in Lake Providence, Shreveport, Hodge, Bunkie, Vidalia, Bossier City, Simmesport, Cheneyville, Evergreen, Lecompte and Winnsboro. He also served in Shreveport, Bossier City and Monroe in chaplaincies. Monsignor was named a Papal Chaplain and given the title Monsignor on May 20, 1972

He officially retired from active ministry in 1995, but continued to serve in various capacities.
Death Date: 29th December 2009, at the Summit Nursing Home.

Rest in Peace



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Through the years there has been some great people in my life. I have had the great pleasure of knowing Father Murphy. He actually was a big part of my family's life. He ate in our home. He talked to us in a way that made you forget he was a priest and only allow you to see a great man. I am so very proud of his service and the fact that he gave up so much to be in the service of the Lord. I know that I am so blessed as a human to have had him in my life. The Galland family was happy to host Come Lord Jesus and help with church fairs. We were also very happy to have this man as part of our family. I loved away, got married, am raising two boys so I didn't get the word that he passed away. So tonight I will celebrate his life and give thanks for the memories.

[By :Gwen   ]

Many memories of you bringing bars of chocolate when I was very young.

[By :Frank   ]