March 6: Father James Hoagland


March 6, 2004

Father James Hoagland

Father Hoagland was born in Erie, KS on Sept. 12, 1926. He attended Parsons Junior College, Parsons, KS for one year before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he attended New York University and Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO before completing his studies for the priesthood at Conception Seminary, Conception, MO. Bishop Mark K. Carroll ordained him at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Apr. 6, 1957. He served as an assistant at All Saints Parish, Wichita; St. Teresa Parish, Hutchinson; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg; St. Andrew Parish, Independence; and St. Patrick Parish, Wichita. As a pastor he was assigned to Holy Trinity Parish, Little River; St. Rose Parish, Council Grove and St. Anthony Parish, Strong City; St. Margaret Mary Parish, Wichita; St. John Parish, Conmel; St. Mary Parish, Chase and Holy Trinity Parish, Little River; and St. Paul Parish, Lyons. After his retirement on Aug. 1, 2001 Fr. Hoagland lived in residence at St. Rose Rectory, Wellington, where he died on March 6, 2004. Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber was celebrant and homilist at his funeral Mass at St. Anthony Parish in Wellington. Father Hoagland was buried next to this mother in Erie, KS.