Jeffrey Huard, a seminary spiritual director, sadly passed away at the age of 68. He has left his family, friends, and the community in deep mourning. Huard’s life was marked by his dedication to spiritual service and his commitment to guiding others on their spiritual journeys.
Who was Jeffery Huard?
Jeffrey Huard, born in 1955 in Duluth, Minnesota, had a significant impact on the community through his life’s journey. After attending Saint Paul Seminary, he became a priest in 1994 within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Throughout the years, Huard took on various roles, such as parochial vicar of All Saints Parish in Lakeville (1994–1997), chaplain of the Community of Christ the Redeemer in West St. Paul (1996–1999), director of campus ministry at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul (1999–2007), and pastor of St. Mark Parish in St. Paul (2007–2009). Huard was also a proud member of the Companions of Christ priestly fraternity and served as its moderator for a period.
From 2009 to 2021, he served as the director of spiritual formation at the seminary, continuing to guide seminarians even after stepping down. The community cherishes Huard’s memory, remembering him as a warm, kind, and holy priest who dedicated much of his life to helping fellow priests and seminarians in their spiritual journey towards Christ.
Jeffrey Huard Died: What Was His Cause of Death?
As of now, the cause of Jeffrey Huard’s death has not been disclosed to the public. Further details about the cause of death will be made available to the general public in due course. The Saint Paul Seminary shared the news of his passing through a Facebook post.
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The community has come together to honor Fr. Huard’s memory through funeral arrangements scheduled at St. John Neumann Parish in Eagan, Minnesota. Visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by vespers for the dead at 7 p.m. The funeral mass is set for Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m., with internment immediately after. A communal lunch will follow at the parish hall, providing an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to come together in remembrance.