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FR. ALBAN HARMON, CP

Dear Fathers, Brothers, Associates & Friends,

Fr. Alban Harmon, C.P. died peacefully this morning, December 11th, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Monastery in Jamaica, NY. May he rest in peace. We give thanks for his life and ministry for so many years.



Obituary for Father Alban Harmon, C.P.

Father Alban Harmon, C.P., a Passionist priest, died at Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, NY on December 11th, 2016. He was 86, born on October 12th, 1930. Son of the late Peter Harmon and the late Rose Ellen Dooley, survived by his siblings, Vincent, Elizabeth, Peter & Mary.

A native of West Orange, New Jersey, Father Alban attended Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, NJ from 1944-1948 and entered Holy Cross Prep, Dunkirk, NY after his high school graduation. Father Alban professed vows at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh, PA on July 17th, 1951. After completing his BA in Philosophy at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton, MA and an MA in Theology at St. Michael’s, Union City, NJ, Father Harmon was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P. on April 25th, 1958 in Union City, NJ.

Father Alban studied Sacred Eloquence at Our Lady of Sorrows, W. Springfield, MA and Canon Law at Catholic University, Washington, DC before becoming a Lector at Holy Cross Prep in 1961. Two years later he moved to Atlanta, GA to become the Newman Club Chaplain. In 1965, Fr. Alban became the Assistant Director of Students at Holy Cross Monastery, W. Hartford, CT then the Assistant Retreat Director in Boston, MA until 1968.

Father Alban travelled to the Philippines in 1968 where he was a Missionary for 17 years. He returned to the US and from 1986-1987 work as a chaplain and conducted parish mission in Baltimore, MD, Scranton, PA and Jamaica, NY. In 1987, Fr. Alban moved to Greenville, NC and worked in

parish ministry at St. Peter’s Parish. 13 years later, Fr. Alban returned to Baltimore as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s. A few years later, Fr. Alban moved to Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, NY where he was a resident of the monastery until he went home to God.

The Funeral for Father Alban Harmon, C.P. will be at Immaculate Conception Monastery, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11432. Welcoming the body will be on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 5pm. The vigil will take place at 7pm the same day. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at Immaculate Conception at 11am. Burial will follow Thursday afternoon at Holy Cross Cemetery, Arlington, NJ. Donations in memory of Father Alban may be sent to the Passionist Missionaries, 111 South Ridge St, Ste 302, Rye Brook, NY 10573.



Funeral Information

Welcome the body: 5pm, Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Immaculate Conception Monastery

Vigil: 7pm, Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Immaculate Conception Monastery

Mass of Resurrection: 11am, Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Immaculate Conception Monastery

Burial: Thursday afternoon, December 15th, 2016

Holy Cross Cemetery, Arlington, VA



Most merciful Father, into your hands we commend the soul of our brother, Alban, for we are sustained by the sure hope that he will rise again on the last day with all those who died with Christ. We give you thanks for all the good things you gave your servant in the mortal life as signs for us of your goodness and of the communion of the saints in Christ when we may be forever with the Lord and with our brother. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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