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Quigley Class of '61 Reunion         

Hi All,

  John Cuff is in the states this month.

  Come to a Mission Party with John.

  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th, 2014 at Ascension's parish center. 6 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 808 S. East Ave. (East side across from the church.)

  We'll have pizza, pop, and beer.

  Please let me know if you are able to join us (or not). Email.


The 2014 version of our Mission Party was Saturday June 28.

  Ascension is at East Avenue and Van Buren. We'll gather in the Pine Poom
(lower level of the school - west of the Church). Plenty of parking but note
that Mass starts at 5:00. The only price of admission is a voluntary
donation to our Maryknoll brother, John Cuff, for his continuing work in
Hong Kong. Last year we raised $500.
  Last year we also invited anyone who attended Q while we were there,
and several attended. This year we are also welcoming spouses/significant
others. I'm sure many are curious who these "old guys" grew up with!
  Spread the word! Just let me know how many to expect. We'll have pop, beer,
wine, hot dogs and potato salad. 
  Hoping to see you.
  Ora et Labora! Peace
 Email Jay.


Ray Devereux

Chicago, IL (October 17, 2014) – Rev. Raymond Peter Devereux died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Fr. Devereux was the Pastor Emeritus of St. Beatrice Parish in Schiller Park. He was 72 years old.

Fr. Devereux was born in Chicago on December 6, 1941, and attended Ascension School and Fenwick High School in Oak Park. He was a graduate of Quigley Preparatory Seminary and Niles College Seminary at Loyola University. Fr. Devereux graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, where he received his Baccalaureate and Master of Arts degrees. Fr. Devereux also holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration. John Cardinal Cody, Archbishop of Chicago, ordained him into the priesthood on May 2, 1968.

Fr. Devereux’s first assignment was St. James Parish in Arlington Heights, serving as Associate Pastor for just over six years. He joined the faculty of Quigley Preparatory Seminary North in 1974, where he was a professor for ten years. Fr. Devereux taught Religion and was also the Dean of Studies. During his time teaching at Quigley, Fr. Devereux served as Associate Pastor at St. Dionysius Parish in Cicero (closed in 1990), Maternity B.V.M. and St. Hilary Parishes in Chicago.

In 1984, he was assigned to St. Gall Parish in Chicago and served there as Associate Pastor for two years. Fr. Devereux spent another two years at St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish in Matteson, until 1988. That same year, he was named Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Chicago and remained there until 1995. Fr. Devereux moved to All Saints/St. Anthony Parish on 28th Place in 1995 as an Associate Pastor and was named Pastor in 1996, serving there until 2005. While at All Saints/St. Anthony Parish, he was also named Administrator of St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, until 2003.

Fr. Devereux served as Pastor of St. Beatrice Parish in Schiller Park from 2005 until 2009. He retired in 2009 and became Pastor Emeritus of St. Beatrice Parish.

Most Rev. George J. Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, was a classmate of Fr. Devereux’s and the two were ordained together. He recalled, “Fr. Devereux was one of the quieter members of our class. He was always very studious, with a wonderful sense of humor.” He went on to say, “He certainly was a wise teacher and gentle shepherd to his people, always.”

Fr. John Plotkowski, Pastor of St. Zachary Parish in Des Plaines, has many fond memories of Fr. Devereux, “But most of all, I remember him as a teacher and a pastor. He was a teacher of life, religion and family. He was the one who taught me how to be a priest, how to serve people and how to be a pastor.”

Visitation for Fr. Devereux will be at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 South Marion Street in Oak Park, on Sunday, October 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. Fr. Devereux will lie in state on Monday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Luke Parish, 528 Lathrop Avenue in River Forest. The funeral Mass for Fr. Devereux will take place at St. Luke Parish on Monday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Plotkowski will be the main celebrant and Bishop Rassas will preside in choir dress. Private interment will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Fr. Devereux is survived by his brother, John Devereux, his two sisters, Mary Rutz and Maureen Kerth, and many nieces and nephews.

October 2014. Rev. Raymond P. Devereux, age 72, of River Forest; dear brother of Mary Patricia (the late Robert) Rutz, John "Jack" (Mary Ann) Devereux, Maureen (William) Kerth and the late Robert Devereux and Jeanne (Dennis) Kuzara; fond uncle and cousin of many; devoted son of the late Walter and Mary.

Fr. Devereux was a 1960 graduate of Fenwick H.S. in Oak Park and graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in 1968. He was the former Dean of Studies at Quigley Preparatory in Chicago and served as Pastor of All Saints-St. Anthony Church in Bridgeport and St. Beatrice Church in Schiller Park. He retired in 2007.

Visitation Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Lying in State Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest. Private interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association.