Father Roger Cyr, OMI
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Roger Cyr, OMI, 86, who was called to his eternal reward by our Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Fr. Cyr was born and raised in Old Town where he attended St. Joseph School. He completed his secondary education at the seminaries of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Bucksport and Bar Harbor and then studied philosophy and theology at the Missionary Oblate seminary in Natick, Massachusetts. He completed his pastoral year in Washington, DC.
On August 1, 1953, Fr. Roger followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Myles, and entered the Oblate Novitiate in Colebrook, New Hampshire, professing his first vows on August 2, 1954, and his perpetual vows on September 8, 1957. He was ordained on August 15, 1959, in the Missionary Oblates’ summer chapel in Yarmouth by Most Rev. Daniel J. Feeney, DD, Seventh Bishop of Portland.
Fr. Roger was first attached to the novitiate staff in Colebrook as a professor. He then became associate pastor at St. Louis Parish in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and in 1967, he was named assistant director of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell, Massachusetts, and eventually became director.
From 1981 to 1995, Fr. Roger and his brother teamed up to become roving missionaries in the true Oblate tradition. They traveled through the rural areas of New England offering support to parishes where there was a need. They preached conferences and replaced pastors in need of vacation while working together or individually.
From 1995 to 2015, Fr. Roger and Fr. Myles served at St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Lincoln, with churches in Danforth, Kingman, Lincoln and Winn. The brothers also served St. Leo the Great Parish in Howland and St. Francis Xavier in Brownville Junction. Fr. Roger was pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes from 1999-2015 and was also superior of the Maine District Community from 2006 to 2015. (Read complete obituary.)
Please pray for the consolation of Fr. Roger's family, natural and religious, including his older brother, Reverend Myles Cyr, OMI.
May Father Roger’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.