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Priests Who Served Our Churches

Over the years our parishes have been blessed by the faithful services of the many priests that have celebrated mass and shared our lives. Priests' 2012 E-mail & Parish Assignments (also see Glenmary Priests)

1840-1896

Benedictine Priests

S. W. VA

1896-1946

Diocese of Wheeling

S. W. VA

Years

Priest Last Name

Priest

First Name

Church/Mission

1896-1898

Olivier

E.

Stonega Mission

1898-1902

Burke

 

Stonega Mission

1902

Reger, O.S.B.

P. Ambrose

Stonega Mission

1902

Right Rev. Bishop

of Wheeling

Benedictine

1902

Haegle, O.S.B.

Vincent

Stonega Mission

1902

Theodore, O.S.B

Paul

Bristol Parish

1902-1911

Palm, O.S.B.

P. Augustine

Stonega Mission

1902-1911

Hoch, O.S.B.

Anthony

Stonega Mission

1902-1911

Reitmeier, O.S.B.

Robert

Stonega Mission

1902-1911

Stangel, O.S.B.

Joseph

Stonega Mission

1911-1936

Mittermeirer, O.S.B.

P. Celestine

Stonega Mission

1911-1936

Athanasius

Fr.

Rhoda Mission

1911-1936

Clement

Fr.

Keokee Mission

1911-1936

Thomas

Fr.

Pardee Mission

1911-1936

Greweling, O.S.B.

Raymond

Inman-Linden

1922-1936

Quinn, O. S. B.

James B.

Norton Church

1936-1943

Aarts

Peter

St. Anthony's - Norton

1936-1943

Aarts

Peter

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1936-1943

Swint, D. D. Bishop

John J.

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1943-1946

Kraus

Mark R.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1945-1979

Glenmary Priests

S. W. VA

Years

Priest Last Name

Priest First Name

Church/Mission

1945-1949

Dean

Joseph

St. Anthony's - Norton

1946-1947

Smith

Edward W.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1946-1947

Bishop

Howard W.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1947-1947

Nagle

Joseph

St. Anthony's - Norton

1947-1948

Dehen

Raymond F.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1948-1948

Hautz

Roland

St. Anthony's - Norton

1948-1949

Kelly

James P.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1948-1951

Marquardt

John J.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1949-1960

Berson

Robert

St. Anthony's - Norton

1957-1967

Gardner

Frank R.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1959

Peterson

Gerry

Sacred Heart - Appalachia

1960-1961

Otterbacher

John

St. Anthony's - Norton

1961

Otterbacher

John

Sacred Heart - Appalachia

1961

Haggerty

Ed

St. Anthony's - Norton (Associate)

1961-2010

Schmidt

Les

Sacred Heart - (Admin. & Associate)

1962-1963

Bond

Bob

Sacred Heart - Appalachia

1962-1963

Bowland

Richard

St. Anthony's - Norton

1963-1965

Healy

Bob

Sacred Heart - Appalachia

1964-1966

Schmidt

Les

St. Anthony's - Norton

1967-1968

Browne

William F.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1968

Gorny

Edward

St. Anthony's - Norton (Associate)

1968

Goulding

Larry

St. Anthony's - Norton (Associate)

1967-1972

O'Brien

Joseph C.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1972-1973

Rausch

John S.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1973-1975

Rausch

John S.

St. Teresa's - St. Paul

1975

Rausch

John S.

St. Anthony's - Norton (Associate)

1975

Pellissier

Francois

Sacred Heart - Appalachia

1979

Bond

Bob

St. Joseph's - Clintwood

1973-1979

Bond

Robert

St. Anthony's - Norton

1974-200_

Diocese of Richmond

Richmond, VA

Years

Priest Last Name

Priest First Name

Church/Mission

1974-2003

Sullivan, Bishop

Walter F.

Richmond, VA

1979-1984

Dollard

Richard D.

St. Anthony's - Norton

1984-1987

Dollard

Richard D.

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1984-1988

D'Aurora

Joseph

St. Anthony's - Norton

1987-1991

Hesch

John

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1988-1989

Levri

Fid

St. Joseph's - Clintwood

1988-1989

Wiggins

Frank

St. Anthony's - Norton

1990-1997

Collins

Tom

St. Anthony's - Norton

1991-2003

Rodriguez

Tony (Anthony)

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1991-2003

Rodriguez

Tony (Anthony)

Holy Spirit - Pennington Gap

1997-2003

Rodriguez

Tony (Anthony)

Holy Spirit - Jonesville

1998-1999

Rademacher

Bob

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

1998-2008

Rademacher

Bob

St. Joseph's - Clintwood

1998-2000

Facura

Joseph C.

St. Anthony's - Norton

2001-2015

Drake

Tim

St. Anthony's - Norton

2003-2015

Drake

Tim

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

2003-2015

Drake

Tim

Holy Spirit - Jonesville

2004-201_

DiLorenzo, Bishop

Rev. Francis

Diocese of Richmond - Bishop

2008-2015

Drake

Tim

St. Joseph's - Clintwood

2015-202_

Ayo

Arnel

St. Anthony's - Norton

2015-202_

Ayo

Arnel

Sacred Heart - Big Stone Gap

2015-202_

Ayo

Arnel

Holy Spirit - Jonesville

2015-202_

Ayo

Arnel

St. Joseph's - Clintwood

       

 

Source of the Information

Our history is rich and our priests have accomplished many things that are not recorded on this table. Nevertheless, using church records and available articles, this table was created to serve as a chronological guide to our churches' history by Denise Ellen Gabriele.