Fr. James Deegan OMI

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Father James Deegan, OMI, 77, died Monday, September 20, 2021, in Buffalo, MN.

As a priest of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a worldwide religious community, for 56 years he served in many important positions and in worldwide assignments.  Fr. Deegan also served as Provincial and as Director of Novices.

Fr. Deegan is survived by his brother Oblates, four brothers, nephews; great-nephews; and a great-niece.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 200 North 60th Street, Belleville, IL 62223. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2031, at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL. The service will be live streamed from the Shrine’s website, www.snows.org.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Burial will be at the St. Henry Oblate Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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