Reverend Laurence Mark Newman, CJ, died Monday, September 5, 2023. He was 92 years old.

Father Mark was a religious order priest who was ordained on June 29, 1960, for the Josephite Fathers. He was a founding member of the California Region of the Josephite Fathers (60 years of service in Santa Maria).  While serving in the archdiocese, these were his assignments:

  • Associate Pastor, St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy, Downey
  • Teacher, St. Joseph High School, Santa Maria
  • Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Novitiate, Santa Barbara
  • Pastor, Associate Pastor, St. Louis de Montfort, Santa Maria
  • Resident, Josephite Fathers, Santa Maria

Services are as follows:

Rosary vigil: Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Louis de Monfort Church, 5075 Harp Rd., Santa Maria, at 4 p.m.

Requiem Mass: Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Louis de Monfort Church, at 10 a.m.

In charity and kindness, please remember Fr. Laurence Mark Newman, C.J., and his family in your Masses and prayers.