REVEREND JOHN C. CROWLEY
Reverend John C. Crowley, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford, died suddenly on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
Father Crowley was born on May 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late John C. Crowley and the late Jean E. Ryan. Father Crowley attended Saint Charles Borromeo Parochial School, Drexel Hill, and Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Crowley was ordained on May 17, 2003, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by His Eminence Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. Father Crowley served as Parochial Vicar, Saint Alphonsus Parish, Maple Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, and Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill. He also served as a Student Priest, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, from 2006 until 2010. On October 31, 2016, he was appointed as Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford.
The Reception of the Body will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 4:00 P.M., followed by a viewing at Sacred Heart Church, Oxford. A Parish Mass will be held at 7:00 P.M. Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Crowley on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:00AM. A viewing will be held beginning at 9:00 A.M. Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend John J. Nordeman, Reverend Dean P. Perri, Diocese of Providence, Reverend Joseph T. Shenosky, and Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan.
Reverend Sean F. O’Neill will be the homilist.
Father Crowley is survived by his sisters, Kathleen M. Salute, Susan M. O’Neill (John), Ellen M. Shea (Patrick), and his brother Michael J. Crowley. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.