Rev. Louis M. Manna, 76, of Clarksville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was born on September 16, 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Louis and Pertonilla (Hutchins) Manna. He attended St. Francis of Assisi grade school in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended high school at Mt. St. Francis in Indiana, followed by a year at the St. Anthony Novitiate in Auburn, Indiana, where in 1964 he made a simple profession in the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He continued his education and formation at Our Lady of Carey Seminary in Carey, Ohio and St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1967 he made solemn vows in the Order of Friars Minor Conventual at St. Bonaventure Friary also in St. Louis. He completed his seminary formation at Assumption Seminary in Chaska, Minnesota and the Divinity School at St. Louis University. Fr. Manna was ordained to the priesthood for the Franciscan Province of Mount St. Francis on July 28, 1973 at St. Anthony Church, Lorain, Ohio by Bishop William Cosgrove, auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland.
His assignments for the Mt. St. Francis province included: 1973, retreat ministry at Prior Lake, Minnesota; 1975, associate pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Potomac, Maryland; 1976, associate pastor of St. Anthony, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1977, associate pastor, Broken Bow, Nebraska with mission churches in Ansely and Mason City; 1979, associate pastor of St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Indiana; 1982 associate pastor of St. Anthony of Clarksville, Indiana; 1988, pastor of Broken Bow, Nebraska, with mission churches in Ansely and Mason City.
His assignments for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis included: 1991, associate pastor, of St. Gabriel, Connersville; 1993, pastor, St. Joseph in St. Leon and St. John, Dover; 1995, incardinated in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis; 2000, pastor, St. Joseph in Corydon, St. Peter, Harrison County, and Most Precious Blood, New Middletown; 2005, pastor, Church of the American Martyrs, Scottsburg and St. Patrick, Salem; 2016, granted permission to retire.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis on Thursday, January 6 at 2:30 p.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will also be livestreamed at this link: https://youtu.be/9jK09iSYGLw. Inurnment will take place at a later time in St. Joseph Church Cemetery, St. Leon, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Fr. Manna’s memory to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
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