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Fr. Frank Murray J.
Director, Office of Seminarians
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
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Directory of Maine Catholic Schools | Diocese of Portland
Pastor: Rev. Frank J. Murray
Telephone Number: 207-725-2624
Fax Number: 207-725-4436
Priests from the Diocese of ...
Priests from the Diocese of Portland included Father Frank Murray, pastor of All Saints Parish, of which Our Lady Queen of Peace is a part; Father Fred Morse, a parochial vicar at All Saints; Father Louis Phillips and Father Timothy Nadeau, who vested Father Cartwright at his ordination Mass; Father Innocent Okozi; and Father Joseph Daniels.
Father Frank ...
Father Frank Murray
Director, Office of Seminarians
Effective July 1, 2016, Fr. Frank ...
Effective July 1, 2016, Fr. Frank J. Murray has been appointed pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish (St. John Church, Bangor; St. Mary Church, Bangor; St. Joseph Church, Brewer; St. Teresa Church, Brewer; St. Matthew Church, Hampden; St. Gabriel Church, Winterport).
Currently, Fr. Murray serves as pastor of All Saints Parish (St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brunswick; St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick; St. Mary
Church, Bath; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Boothbay Harbor; St. Ambrose Church, Richmond; St. Patrick Church, Newcastle; St. Katharine Drexel Church, Harpswell).
A native of Bangor, he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Maine at Orono.
He completed his clerical studies at Theological College at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., earning a master of divinity degree.
Fr. Murray was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward C. O'Leary on June 6, 1981, at St. John Church in Bangor.
In July of 1987, Fr. Murray was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Orono and diocesan director of campus ministry serving at the Newman Center at the University of Maine at Orono.
In 1989, in addition to his duties at Our Lady of Wisdom and the university, he was named temporary administrator at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Orono.
In July of 1994, Fr. Murray was named pastor at St. Mary Parish in Bangor.
After nine years of service in Bangor, he was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Louis Parish and St. Philip Parish, all in Auburn, on July 1, 2003.
In June 2007, in addition to his duties in Auburn, Fr. Murray was named pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Church in Mechanical Falls and St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway.
In July of 2009, Fr. Murray was named administrator of the newly-formed All Saints Parish (churches comprising the parish listed above) and in May of 2010, he became pastor of the parish, where he still serves today.
In addition to his work in parishes, Fr. Murray has also served as the diocesan director of vocations and the diocesan director of seminarians.
Prior to beginning his clerical studies in 1977, he served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives for two terms and also taught and coached at John Bapst High School in Bangor for four years.
Rev. Frank Murray kisses a ...
Rev. Frank Murray kisses a community member's foot after washing it at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland on March 28, 2013. The ceremony mimics how Jesus humbly washed his disciples' feet before the Last Supper. The service aimed to raise awareness of suffering in the community.
Rev. Frank Murray
kisses a community member's foot after washing it at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
in Portland on March 28, 2013.
The ceremony mimics how Jesus humbly washed his
disciples' feet before the Last Supper.
Murray, 67, left the Queen City for Auburn in 2003 after nine years as the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church on Ohio Street before it, St. John Catholic Church on York Street and parishes in Brewer, Hampden and Winterport merged.
tenure at St. Mary's, Murray
helped complete a merger of Bangor's two parish schools in 1999.
The parish school on Ohio Street joined St. John Catholic School
to form All Saints School
The St. Mary's campus houses a preschool and kindergarten through third grade, while pupils in fourth through eighth grades attend the St. John campus on State Street.
also led the church through the 1998 ice storm, when classes at the school were canceled for a week and Masses were celebrated in "subdued lighting" while a generator ran the furnace.
also saw the congregation through tragedy in 1995 when a man committed suicide in the church.
A native of Bangor, he is a graduate of the University of Maine.
Murray served in the Legislature and was a teacher at John Bapst High School before studying at Catholic University of America.
was ordained in 1981.
Before becoming pastor of the Newman Center in Orono in 1987, he was chaplain at Maine Medical Center and associate pastor at Sacred Heart in Portland.
During his time in Auburn, Murray has also served as the diocesan director of vocations and the diocesan director of seminarians.
In 2009, Murray was named pastor of the newly formed All Saints Parish, composed of churches in Brunswick, Bath, Boothbay, Richmond and Newcastle.
tenure in Bangor will begin July 1.
He will replace the Rev. Timothy J. Nadeau, who will serve as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston.