|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 2008|
Former Auxiliary for the Diocese of Roermond, Netherlands, Msgr. Alphonsus Maria H.A. Castermans was born in Maastricht on April 4, 1924, and was ordained presbyter at 26 years of age on March 10, 1951 by Msgr. Guillaume Lemmens for the named See of Roermond.
Castermans served as chaplain in Molenberg, rector of the Krankenhauses "De Goddelijke Voorzienigheid" and vicar of general of the diocese. In November 1973, he was appointed Canon of the Chapter of Roermond's Cathedral.
On January 15, 1982 Pope John Paul II, named Castermans, at the time aged 57, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Roermond. He received his episcopal consecration on February 13, with the Titular See of Skálholt, from Msgr. Joannes Baptist Matthijs Gijsen, assisted by Bishop Johannes Willem Maria Bluijssen and Future Cardinal Msgr. Adrianus Johannes Simonis.
Bishop Castermans resigned from office on May 3, 1997 at the age of 73. He died in Born on Monday, April 21, 2008, aged 84.
Plot: Bisschoppelijke Grafkappel
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26403798
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Castermans, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
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