Father Armand Neault

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Armand R. Neault, age 92, who went to his eternal reward in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Biddeford.

Armand Robert was born to Mr. & Mrs. Edmond J. Neault on April 20, 1927, in Biddeford. After attending Catholic schools there, he completed his high school and college education at St. Charles Seminary (1941-1946), in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  He then completed his philosophy and theology studies at St. Paul Seminary (1946-1952), Ottawa, Ontario.

The Most Reverend Daniel J. Feeney, the Seventh Bishop of Portland, ordained Armand to the priesthood on June 7, 1952, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

Fr. Neault served in the following assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar (Assistant Priest/Curate):
    • Sacred Heart Parish, Portland (Summer 1952)
    • Holy Rosary Parish, Caribou (1952-1955)
    • St. John Parish, Rumford (1955-1965)
    • St. Ignatius Parish, Sanford (1965-66)
    • St. Augustine Parish, Augusta (1966-1968)
  • Pastor:
    • Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Oquossoc (1968-1973)
    • St. Andrew Parish, Augusta (1973-1979)
    • Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish, Skowhegan (1979-1984)
    • Notre Dame Parish, Springvale (1984-2000, at which time he retired from full-time ministry; he continued to provide priestly ministry and coverage)

In addition, Fr. Neault also served the diocese in the following capacities:

  • Vicar Forane (Dean)
    • Southern Kennebec & Knox Deanery (1976-1979)
    • Somerset Deanery (1979-1982; renewed 1982-1984)
  • Chaplain – Knights of Columbus
    • Somerset Council #2089, Skowhegan (1980-1984)
    • Rev. Georges E. Poirier Council, Council #2755, Springvale (1985-1993; reappointed 1993-1997)
  • Chaplain – Daughters of Isabella
    • Notre Dame de Lourdes Circle, Skowhegan (19801984)
    • Mater Circle #389, Sanford (1985-
  • Committee for the Continuing Education of Priests (1978-1981; reappointed 1982-1985)

Fr. Neault was described as a “model of priestly commitment,” by Bishop Joseph Gerry, OSB; and on the occasion of his 65th anniversary of ordination, Bishop Deeley wrote, “Thank you for responding to the Lord’s call to you those many years ago and for your perseverance, your fidelity your generosity and for your generous service to the holy people of God who have been placed in your care.”

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