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Rev. Msgr. Arthur Burton Calkins

April 18, 1945 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

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Reverend Msgr. Arthur Burton Calkins, a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died on February 3, 2024. He was 78 years of age. Msgr. Calkins was born on April 18, 1945, in Erie, PA to Kenneth Elton Calkins and Frances Catherine Crawford. He attended elementary school at Washington School and St. Joseph’s in Erie, PA. His secondary education was at St. Mark’s Seminary High School in Erie. Msgr. Calkins attended Gannon College in Erie. He attended seminary at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Oxford University, in England, the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, and Seraphieum Pontificia Facultas Theologica S. Bonaventurae. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1970, in Erie, PA. He served as associate pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Church, Metairie, St. Agnes Church, Jefferson, and Immaculate Conception Church, Marrero. He was also in residence at St. Angela Merici Church, Metairie, St. Louis Cathedral, and St. Luke Church, Slidell. In addition to his pastoral assignments, Msgr. Calkins was named Chaplain of His Holiness in 1997, and received the Prelate of Honor of His Holiness in 2010, and was assigned to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” in Rome. He served as associate chaplain of Archbishop Rummel High School and Immaculata High School, as well as Christopher Inn. He also taught Historical Theology at Notre Dame Seminary. Msgr. Calkins retired in 2017, and was residing in Lake Charles, LA until the time of his death. He is survived by his sister, Joyce A. Gerrity of Erie, PA, sister-in-law, Marianne Calkins of Erie, PA, nephew, Kevin G (Angela) Calkins, of Erie, PA, niece Stacey F (Jamin) Rogovoy of Germantown, MD, great nephew, Jacob Calkins, and great nieces, Abigail Calkins, Ella, and Jane Rogovoy. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3368 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Louis #3 Cemetery, New Orleans. Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com


Services

Visitation
Friday
February 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of The Rosary
3368 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of The Rosary
3368 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Cemetery

St. Louis Cemetery #3

New Orleans, LA

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