The Diocese of Gallup has received notice that Fr. Ulric Pax, OFM, died on March 25, 2017. The reception and wake will take place at 10:00 am on March 30, 2017, at the San Juan Diego Friary, 1350 Lakeview Rd SW in Albuquerque, NM. The funeral will be held at 10:30 AM on March 30 at the same location.

Fr. Pax’s first assignment in the Diocese of Gallup was as the assistant pastor at St. Joseph Indian Mission in Laguna, NM in 1961. He later served at multiple parishes across the Diocese, including St. Joseph in Keams Canyon (1975-1978), St. Francis in Gallup (1978-1985, 2002-2005), St. Teresa in Grants (1992-2002), and San Esteban in Acoma.

Fr. Pax also served as a community surveyor for the Catholic census in several communities of the Diocese and as Defender of the Bond for the Tribunal Office from 1997 – 2000.

May he rest in Peace.

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