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Saint Joseph Catholic Church • Jasper, Indiana

A Parish of the Diocese of Evansville

FATHER EUGENE F. HEERDINK

FATHER GENE 

Born January 23, 1926  -  Ordained May 19, 1951  -  Died April 13, 2018

It is with profound sadness we share with you the passing of a great man, friend and priest.  His impact on the world is significant. His service in South America , the Dioceses of Evansville and the parishes he served are better for his being there.  

Assistant, St. Joseph, Evansville, 1951; assistant, St. John the Baptist, Vincennes, 1952; assistant, St. Anthony, Evansville, 1957; administrator, Holy Redeemer, Evansville, 1958; assistant, Holy Redeemer, 1958; administrator, St. Martin, Whitfield, 1959; pastor, Holy Name, Bloomfield, 1959; pastor, St. John, Loogootee, 1964; pastor, St. Matthew, Mount Vernon, 1969; Director of Religious Education, 1973; Director of Cursillo Movement, 1973 to 1979; on leave to missions, South America, St. James Society, 1979; pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Oakland City, 1985; released from diocese, member of international team, South America, 1987; pastor, St. Joseph, Dale, and coordinator of the Spanish Speaking Apostolate, 1992; Director of the Ministry to Spanish Speaking, August 1999; retired June 30, 2008