St. Aloysius Catholic Church remembering former pastor who died over the weekend

St. Aloysius Catholic Church remembering former pastor who died over the weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A local church is mourning the loss of a former pastor.

Fr. Robert “Bob” Marcell passed away in hospice care at the age of 91 on Sunday, July 24.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church announced his passing on Facebook with this post below:

IN MEMORIAM: St. Aloysius Family, it is with deep sadness we share the news of the passing of our former pastor, Fr. Robert Marcell. He died Sunday at the age of 91. Fr. Marcell served our parish for ten years from 1974-1984. His funeral Mass and burial will be in Patterson, LA with details TBA. A Memorial Mass will also be later celebrated with details also TBA. Let us pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family.

Along with serving as a pastor at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Fr. Marcell also took on the same role at St. Francis of Assisi — Smoke Bend, St. Isidore the Farmer — Baker and Immaculate Conception — Denham Springs.

Fr. Marcell was ordained in June of 1956 and served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge for 43 years.

The 91-year-old was also the “Parochial Vicar in several parishes,” according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

The Diocese of Baton Rouge is providing details about the vigil, wake, funeral mass and burial for Fr. Marcell below:

Vigil/Wake Service:
Friday, July 29, 2022; 8:30am-10:30am
Twin Cities Funeral Home
412 4th Street, Morgan City, Louisiana.

Funeral Mass:
Friday, July 29, 2022; 11:00am
St. Joseph Church
1011 1st Street, Patterson, Louisiana
The presiding celebrant will be Bishop Michael Duca.

St. Joseph Cemetery on the Church property.

“A luncheon provided for all immediately following burial in the Parish Hall,” according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.


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