Father Henry B. Haske, S.J., dies



By Catholic Review Staff

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Henry B. Haske will be offered Oct. 27 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton, Pa. Father Haske died Oct. 21. He was 85.

A native of Baltimore, Father Haske graduated from Loyola High School in 1944 and entered the Society of Jesus in 1945, taking first vows in 1947. He was ordained a priest in 1957.

He earned several degrees from Woodstock College in Woodstock. He taught Latin and Greek at Scranton Preparatory School before serving as a minister, treasurer and teacher at Colegio San Mateo in Osorno, Chile, from 1959 to 1961, where he also served as the school’s rector from 1965 to 1971.

Upon his return to the United States, Father Haske served for one year at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth in Wernersville, Pa., before ministering for three years as vice superior and retreat director at Manresa-on-the-Severn retreat house in Annapolis.

Father Haske served in several leadership positions for the Jesuits’ Maryland Province, including as superior. He also served as a campus minister and religion teacher at Washington, D.C., Jesuit preparatory schools. He also served for one year as a pastoral minister in North Carolina. From 2003 to 2007, he was superior and director of the nursing community at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville.

He spent a sabbatical year from 2007 to 2008 at Loyola Blakefield in Towson before returning to Scranton Preparatory School, where he served as a senior Jesuit priest and pastoral minister until his death.

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