Msgr. Jeremiah Murphy died on March 1 after serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for more than 50 years — forgoing retirement and continuing to work despite a debilitating disease. He was 79 years old.
The community at St. Victor Church in West Hollywood, where Msgr. Murphy served as pastor for more than 10 years, is mourning his death.
A native of Los Angeles, Msgr. Murphy was ordained from St. John’s Seminary at St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in Los Angeles in 1963. He initially taught high school before becoming a principal at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente. In 1978, he was named a monsignor and later served as secretariat director for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1986 to 1991. He served as Pastor of St. Brendan, Hancock Park (1988-2000).
He was named Administrator of St. Victor, West Hollywood, and then appointed Pastor in 2003 where he served until his death past the usual retirement age for priests and in spite of a very debilitating disease. He was known as an excellent preacher, wise spiritual director and was a member of many Boards including the Dan Murphy Foundation, Don Bosco Technical Institute, and Junipero Serra High School.
All Services will take place at St. Victor Catholic Church, 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood.
Vigil: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7 a.m.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to St. Victor's to be forwarded to family.