As a deacon, Fr. Holland spent his year working as a chaplain at Saint Raphael’s Hospital, New Haven, Conn., and assisting at Saint Martin De Porres Parish in the same city. Following his ordination, June 9, 1979, he spent many years serving as hospital chaplain and assisting at parishes in Connecticut and Vermont until 1993 at which time he moved to Christopher Lodge, Cocoa Beach, Fl. In 2007, Fr. Holland moved to Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Holland is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Annie Holland, his brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Clara Holland. He is survived by his brother Jerome and sister-in-law, Mariette Holland, 12 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Viewing for Fr. Holland will be held in the Chapel of Moreau Seminary, University of Notre Dame, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Basilica, Notre Dame, Ind., Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross can be made to: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0765.