Murray, Rev Kieran


September 21, 1988

Personal Info 

  • Date of Birth: 3 April 1927
  • Place of Birth in Ireland: Drogheda
  • County: Louth
  • Education: St Patrick’s College, Armagh and All Hollows College, Dublin
  • Date of Ordination: 21 June 1953
  • Place of Ordination: All Hollows College Chapel, Dublin
  • Ordained by: Most Rev. Cornelius Lucey, Bishop of Cork, Ireland

Diocesan Appointments

  • Assistant – Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City – 1953 to 1955
  • Chaplain – St Anthony Hospital
  • Released from active priesthood for health reasons
  • Assistant – St Rose, Great Bend – 1959 to 1960
  • Assistant – St Anthony, Liberal – 1960 to 1963
  • Transferred to Diocese of San Francisco – 1963
  • Incardinated in to Diocese of San Jose
  • Chaplain – St Francis Hospital, Honolulu, HI

Mr and Mrs John Murray of San Francisco, attended the ordination of their nephew, Father Kieran Murray. Mrs Murray is president of the National Council of Catholic Women of the San Francisco Archdiocese.

Father Murray’s arrival to the Wichita Diocese was delayed because of an emergency appendectomy. However, when he arrived, Bishop Mark K. Carroll sent him on to Dodge City for his assignments.

  • Date of Death: 21 September 1988
  • Place of Death: St Francis Hospital, Honolulu, HI
  • Age of Death: 61
  • Cause of Death: Acute leukemia
  • Funeral Celebrant: Father Bernard Cassidy, S.J. in St Francis Hospital’s Chapel
  • Memorial Mass Celebrant: Fr Frank Murray, cousin to Fr Kevin Murray at Queen of the Apostles Church, San Jose, CA with Bishop Pierre DuMaine of San Jose presiding.
  • Cremation: Per Father Murray’s directive, his ashes were scattered over the island of Kauai.

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