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Rev Fr Mark Alan Christopher Schultz

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Rev Fr Mark Alan Christopher Schultz

Birth
Death
8 Apr 2017 (aged 59)
Burial
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA GPS-Latitude: 35.10204, Longitude: -106.63458
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Rev. Mark A. Schultz, age 59, beloved priest, brother and friend, peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Father Schultz was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Shirley Schultz.
Father Schultz is survived by two brothers, Rev. Stephen Schultz, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Albuquerque and Gregory Schultz and his wife, Pamela of Corpus Christi, TX.
Father Schultz, affectionately known by all as "Father Mark" entered the seminary at the age of 40 as what is known as a "second career" vocation. Father Mark had earned a degree in law enforcement at Sam Houston State University in Texas and then chose to enter the family business as a meat cutter in his father's meat market. Father Mark later worked for 16 years as a meat cutter for a supermarket chain in Dallas, TX. After attending Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, Father Schultz was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2003 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fé. Following ordination, he was assigned for one year at the Cathedral Parish, and then he was assigned as Pastor at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Peñasco and San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Dixon. In June of 2009 he was assigned as Pastor of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and School in Albuquerque.
Having grown up in Albuquerque and attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, he felt that he had come "full circle."
Father Schultz enthusiastically embraced his new assignment and was soon beloved by his parishioners and particularly the school children who would greet him with shouts of "Father Mark! Father Mark!" every morning as he walked to the church for morning Mass.
Father Schultz is remembered as a holy man of God who was humble, kind and filled with compassion and generosity. He was a "gentle giant" of a man - large in stature and large in heart, with a booming "Moses" voice that never required a microphone. Father Mark had been afflicted with much physical suffering in recent years but continued to serve his parish community in the spirit of Jesus Christ to whom we now commend his soul.
A Funeral Vigil with Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona St. SE. The Mass of Christian Burial presided by Arch Bishop John C. Wester will be on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may pay respects one hour before the Rosary at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Ghost Catholic Church School Scholarship Fund.
Rev. Mark A. Schultz, age 59, beloved priest, brother and friend, peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Father Schultz was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Shirley Schultz.
Father Schultz is survived by two brothers, Rev. Stephen Schultz, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Albuquerque and Gregory Schultz and his wife, Pamela of Corpus Christi, TX.
Father Schultz, affectionately known by all as "Father Mark" entered the seminary at the age of 40 as what is known as a "second career" vocation. Father Mark had earned a degree in law enforcement at Sam Houston State University in Texas and then chose to enter the family business as a meat cutter in his father's meat market. Father Mark later worked for 16 years as a meat cutter for a supermarket chain in Dallas, TX. After attending Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, Father Schultz was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2003 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fé. Following ordination, he was assigned for one year at the Cathedral Parish, and then he was assigned as Pastor at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Peñasco and San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Dixon. In June of 2009 he was assigned as Pastor of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and School in Albuquerque.
Having grown up in Albuquerque and attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, he felt that he had come "full circle."
Father Schultz enthusiastically embraced his new assignment and was soon beloved by his parishioners and particularly the school children who would greet him with shouts of "Father Mark! Father Mark!" every morning as he walked to the church for morning Mass.
Father Schultz is remembered as a holy man of God who was humble, kind and filled with compassion and generosity. He was a "gentle giant" of a man - large in stature and large in heart, with a booming "Moses" voice that never required a microphone. Father Mark had been afflicted with much physical suffering in recent years but continued to serve his parish community in the spirit of Jesus Christ to whom we now commend his soul.
A Funeral Vigil with Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona St. SE. The Mass of Christian Burial presided by Arch Bishop John C. Wester will be on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may pay respects one hour before the Rosary at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Ghost Catholic Church School Scholarship Fund.

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