Rev Fr John Baptist Schaad

Rev Fr John Baptist Schaad

Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 Aug 1987 (aged 95)
Graymoor, Putnam County, New York, USA
Burial Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA
Plot Tier 2 Row 1 Grave 7
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Father John Baptist Schaad, SA

.Poughkeepsie Journal Wednesday, August 19. 1987 Obituaries The Rev. John Baptist Schaad .GARRISON (Putnam County) The Rev. John Baptist Schaad, 95, a member of the Franciscan Friars of Atonement, died Aug. 12 at Gray - moor, a monastery of the order of watch be bad been a member for the last 62 years. He had served in the U.S. Army in France and Holland during and after World War I, attaining the rank of regimental sergeant major. He entered the Graymoor monastery in 1925, and completed his college and graduate studies at Catholic University of America as a preparation for ordination to the priesthood in 1934. He has served in the missions of the Society of the Atonement in Hereford and Dablart, Texas, and the early mission parishes of western Canada.

Credit: Poughkeepsie Journal, NY.


Early in the week, one of the oldest
members of the Society of the Atonement, Fr .
John Baptist Schaad, died, and many of our
brothers attended the vigil service. He was 95, and
had been 62 years in profession. We couldn't help
thinking that, in a few days, two of our
own brothers would be lying prostrate -- in
preparation for their making of vows — in
the same chapel where Fr. John Baptist's body
was lying in state.


Fr. John Baptist Schaad, S.A.

Edward Schaad was born on Nov. 2,1891 in Hoboken, NJ, son of Elizabeth Eppert Schaad and Edward Schaad. He was one of two siblings, having a brother named Julius. Edward was born in the Methodist faith and converted to the Roman Catholic Church on May 29,1925. Baptism took place at Notre Dame Church in New York City.
During and after World War I he served in the U.S. Army on active duty in France and Holland, attaining the rank of Sergeant Major. He was very proud of his military background.
Edward entered St. John's Atonement Seminary at Graymoor in September, 1925 On August 25,1927 he entered the novitiate. He received the name of John Baptist at that time. A year later on September 8,1928 he pronounced his first vows, his final commitment was made on September 10,1931.
After first vows John Baptist began his studies in philosophy and theology at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 12,1934 at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. by Bishop John MacNamara. Following ordination JB ministered in Texas, Western Canada, and High Point, NC For many years he was in charge of maintenance at Graymoor.
He was active until about a year before his death. He would sit at the entrance of Pius X on fifth floor, keeping an eye on everyone and everything, checking on how the maintenance was progressing. He often mentioned that Fr. Founder, when speaking about him, would say that he, JB, was "the biggest schaad that ever came up the Hudson."
He died at Graymoor on August 12, 1987 at the age of 96 years. Alban Carroll was the principal celebrant of the Mass of the Resurrection in the community chapel with interment in the Friars' Cemetery.

Credit: Franciscan Friars of the Atonement News Letter.


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