Memorial Mass for Father Patric “Pat” Riley, 61, Eudora, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. A celebration of life potluck dinner will follow in the Parish Hall. He passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home.
Father Pat was born May 27, 1955 in Kansas City, KS the son of Norbert C. and Marianne (Zellers) Riley.
He attended Christ the King Grade School in Kansas City, KS; Savior of the World Seminary High School from which he graduated in 1973; for college he studied at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN, where he received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Master in Divinity Degrees.
After Ordination, Father Pat’s priestly assignments were as follows: July 1981 to July 1984 Assoc. Holy Trinity, Lenexa; 1984 to July 1987 Assoc. St. Patrick, KCK & Faculty member at Savior of the World Seminary; 1987 to July 1989 Pastor, Sacred Heart, Paxico & St. John Vianney, Eskridge; 1989 to June 1993 also Pastor Holy Family, Alma from 1993 to March 1995; Pastor St. Matthew, Topeka and Temp. Adm. Paxico, Alma & Eskridge, from 1995 to July 2004 Removed Temp. Adm. of Paxico, Alma & Eskridge; from 2004 to July 2006 Pastor, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park, KS; from July 2006 to July 2007 he was on Sabbatical; and from July 13, 2007 until his passing he was Pastor at Holy Family in Eudora.
His twin sister, Peggy Riley, Warsaw, MO survives him.
A Rosary will be recited beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. A remembrance service will follow.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to Holy Family for the Father Pat Riley Education Center and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.