Reverend Clarence J. Howard
Date of Birth: June 6, 1935
Date of Ordination: May 27, 1961
Date of Death: September 10, 2015
The Reverend Clarence J. Howard, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, died Thursday evening, September 10 at the age of 80. Father Howard, a native of Howardstown, Ky. had served as pastor of St. Catherine Parish in New Haven, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in New Hope, the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, and St. Bernard Parish in Clementsville, Ky. Father Howard also was the associate pastor at St. Raphael Parish and the former St. Benedict Parish (now St. Martin de Porres Parish), both in Louisville, and he served on the Priests’ Council and the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese of Louisville.
The concelebrated funeral Mass will be at St. Bernadette Parish, 6500 St. Bernadette Avenue, Prospect, KY 40059 on Monday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Bishop of Evansville, will preside.
Visitation will be at St. Bernadette Parish on Monday, September 14 prior to the funeral. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Catherine Parish Cemetery, New Haven, Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14.