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Telthorst, Msgr. James T. “Father T”, Baptized into the hope of Christ’s Resurrection, March 24, 2022. Beloved son of the late Clifford and Margaret Telthorst. Dearest brother of Ric (Mary) Telthorst and the late Ed (Jan survives) Telthorst; dear cousin of Marilyn Keathley; dear uncle of  Matthew (McKenzie) Telthorst, Erin (Mike) Wheeler, Cindy (John) Kincaid, Patti (Dave) Johnson, Lisa (Dan) Stewart, Terri (John Reinhardt) Nevlin and several great-nieces and nephews.

Msgr. Telthorst was an Archdiocesan priest for over 50 years, receiving his Ph.D. in Homiletics from Aquinas Institute of Theology in 2013.

Ordination 5/11/1968 by Archbishop John J. Carberry

Attended: Laboure High School

Cardinal Glennon College

Kenrick Seminary

St. Louis University School of Divinity

1968, May 24: Assoc. Pastor, St. Ann, Normandy, MO

1972, May 19: Part time Assoc. Pastor St. Ann and teach at Prep. North

1976, June 2: Assoc. Pastor, St. Adalbert, St. Louis, MO and continue to teach at Prep. North

1978, June 7: Chaplain, Sisters of Charity, Incarnate Word Convent, Normandy, MO

1979, June 8: Study Sacred Liturgy, Notre Dame University

1980, June 16: Chaplain, Oblate Sisters of Providence at St. Frances Day Care Center, Normandy, MO

1982, June 23; Director for the Office of Worship

1983, October 20: Part time Assoc. Pastor, Corpus Christi

1984, June 26: Part time Assoc. Pastor, Holy Trinity and to continue as Director of Worship Office

1988, Aug. 25: Assoc. Pastor, St. Louis Cathedral and continue as Director of Office of Worship

1991, Nov. 1: Pastor, New Cathedral, St. Louis, MO

1995, June 28: named Prelate of Honor

2002, April 4: Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Louis

2009, June 16: parochial administrator of Mary, Mother of the Church

2017, June 27: retirement status, residence at Regina Cleri

Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Sunday, April 3, 4-8 p.m. with vigil service at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, April 4, 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Catholic Charities of St. Louis appreciated.