Christian 09

Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC

June 10, 1934 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 87)


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.



                        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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 Map of LaSalle Univ. for Funeral Mass parking and handicap entrance


Mass of Christian Burial
February 24, 2022

7:00 PM
De La Salle Chapel
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Video is available for this event


Christian Brothers Cemetery
6001 Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20704

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