November 22, 2010

Fr. Theodore N. Centala, O.C.D.

July 22, 1936 - November 18, 2010
Fr. Theodore N. Centala, O.C.D., a Discalced Carmelite Friar and member of the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, DC, was Born to Eternal Life on Thursday, November 18 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Over his 45 years of priesthood, he served in various ministries, ranging from missionary work in the Philippines to being a hospital chaplain in Elmira, NY, to many years of involvement with numerous groups of Secular Carmelites. Fr. Theodore is survived by seven siblings: Marie Kaszubowski of Metz, Michigan; Marcella and Sr. Johanna Centala of Germantown, Gregory and Lawrence Centala of Monroe, Dominic Centala of Metz, MI and Sarita Centala of Milwaukee, other relatives, the Discalced Carmelite Friars and many friends.

Visitation will be in the Shrine Chapel at the Basilica of Holy Hill on Wednesday, December 1 from 3:30 PM until 5 PM Vespers. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Shrine Chapel on Thursday, December 2 at 9 AM, followed by burial in the Carmelite Cemetery. Memorials to the Basilica of Holy Hill would be appreciated.

Here I am with Fr. Ted in May of 2004...