Father Joseph Halloran 1920-2016

Father Joe Halloran, former pastor in Salida, dies at 95

By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Joseph Halloran, a retired priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, died July 29 at age 95. Bishop Michael Sheridan celebrated Mass of Christian Burial Aug. 3 at St. Paul Church.

Father Halloran was born at Glockner Hospital in Colorado Springs on Dec. 21, 1920, to James and Mary Halloran. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Denver, St. Joseph School in Fort Collins and graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School in 1937. He then attended Regis College in Denver.

After two years at Regis College, Father Halloran entered St. Albertís College (Seminary for the Dominican Order) in Oakland, Calif. After several years at St. Albertís, he transferred to St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1947.

From 1947-1952, Father Halloran served as Assistant Pastor at St. Josephís Church in Grand Junction. During that time, he used his architechtural gifts to design the convent of the Sisters of Charity. He then served as pastor at St. Patrick (later renamed St. Daniel the Prophet Parish) in Ouray, which served the region along the Utah border including Silverton and Telluride, from 1952 - 1961.

Following that assignment, Father Halloran served as pastor at St. Mary Parish in Montrose from 1961 to 1969. He then moved to St. Francis Xavier Parish in Pueblo to serve as pastor from 1969 to 1980.

In 1978, he earned a masterís degree in applied theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif.

Father Halloranís final assignment was at St. Joseph Parish in Salida from 1980 - 1990. He then retired from parish ministry in January of 1991.

During an interview with The Colorado Catholic Herald on the occasion of his 65th anniversary of ordination in 2012, Father Halloran commented that he really enjoyed his time in Ouray where he was able to design and help build St. Daniel the Prophet church (formerly St. Patrick Church).

He also enjoyed designing and building the Shrine of Christ of the Mines overlooking the town of Silverton.

Father Halloran is survived by a brother, Father James Halloran, who is also a retired priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Father Joseph Henry Halloran

By THE COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE

Obituary

Father Joseph Halloran, a retired priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs who had been residing at an assisted living facility, died July 29 at age 95.

A vigil service will be held Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Sheridan on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church. A reception will follow.

Father Halloran was born at Glockner Hospital in Colorado Springs on December 21, 1920, to James and Mary Halloran. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Denver, St. Joseph School in Fort Collins and graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School in 1937. He studied at Regis College and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1947 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

From 1947-1952, Father Halloran served as Assistant Pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Grand Junction. He then served as pastor at St. Patrick (later renamed St. Daniel the Prophet Parish) and at other parishes along the Utah border in Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride from 1952 - 1961.

Following that assignment, Father Halloran served as pastor at St. Mary Parish in Montrose from 1961 to 1969. He then moved to St. Francis Xavier Parish in Pueblo to serve as pastor from 1969 to 1980.

In 1978, he earned a master's degree in applied theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif.

Father Halloran's final assignment was at St. Joseph Parish in Salida from 1980 - 1990. He then retired from parish ministry in January of 1991.

Father Halloran is survived by a brother, Father James Halloran, who is also a retired priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.