Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC, author, lecturer, spiritual director and counselor died on February 19, 2022 at the age of 87 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, NJ. Brother Joseph passed away after suffering a fall in his bedroom. He had been on palliative care for the past week. Born, Henry Joseph Schmidt on June 10, 1934 to the late Henry J. and Estelle (nee Lions) Schmidt. Beloved brother of Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Schmidt and the late Paul Schmidt. Brother Joseph entered the Ammendale MD Novitiate on June 13,1952. He received the Religious Habit and Name Fidelis of Mary on September 7, 1952 and pronounced Perpetual Vows at Ocean Rest in Ocean City NJ on August 17, 1959.
Relatives and Friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7:00pm at De La Salle Chapel on the campus of La Salle University, 1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19141. Brother Joseph's Funeral Mass will be live streamed. Click here or below to join us virtually. Please see below for a map for parking on La Salle's Campus. Interment Saturday February 26, 2022 at 11:00am at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Beltsville, MD. Luncheon reception to follow interment. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Father Chuck’s Challenge, 1020 Lake Lane, Pennsburg, PA 18073 would be appreciated.
BROTHER JOSEPH'S ASSIGNMENTS
1953–1957 Elkins Park PA La Salle College (scholasticate)
1957–1962 Pittsburgh PA South Hills Catholic High School
1962–1964 Baltimore MD Calvert Hall College High School
1964–1965 South Bend IN University of Notre Dame (graduate studies)
1965–1970 Philadelphia PA West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys
1970–1975 Philadelphia PA Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CYO)
1975–1978 Santa Fe NM Sangre de Cristo Retreat Center
1978–1983 Adamstown MD Christian Brothers Retreat Center
1983–1990 Romeoville IL Christian Brothers Conference (formation)
1990–2009 Santa Fe NM Sangre de Cristo Retreat Center
2009–2014 Nairobi Kenya De La Salle Center Scholasticate
2014–2015 Yeadon PA West Catholic HS Community (retreat facilitator)
2015–2017 Philadelphia PA La Salle University Community (retreat facilitator)
2017–2018 Philadelphia PA Anselm Hall (resident)
2018–2022 Lincroft NJ De La Salle Hall (resident)
The District of Eastern North America remembers Brother Joseph with memorial liturgies according to the tradition of the Institute. Through their prayers, communities and individuals entrust Brother Joseph to God’s loving care.
May he rest in peace.
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