Father Richard Daly, SSC, Supply Priest during the interim between Rectors, was ordained by Bishop William L. Stevens to the diaconate at St Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on December 1, 1990, and to the priesthood on June 14, 1991, at Trinity Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. From 1990 to 1991, Fr Daly served as the deacon assistance at St Anskar’s, Hartland, Wisc.; curate at Trinity Church from 1991 to 1993; rector of St Peter’s Church, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc.; and rector of St Stephen’s Church, Sherman, Tex 1996-1998. Dr Daly maintains canonical residence as priest in the Diocese of Dallas.
Prior to serving as the Parochial Vicar of St Paul’s Parish, Fr Daly has done extended supply ministry in the Diocese of Chicago. He served as the interim priest at St Raphael the Archangel from 1999 to 2001. Fr Daly was invited by the rector, Fr Fraser, to assist at St Paul’s in 2002 in whatever capacity his time would allow. Not that long ago, Fr Fraser asked him if he would be willing to serve as the Parochial Vicar to offer spiritual assistance to members of Our Lady of Walsingham congregation. Fr Daly also is delighted to be of service to the entire worshiping community at St Paul’s.
The initials “SSC” after his name signify that he is a priest in the Anglican Society of the Holy Cross, or Societas Sanctus Crucis. The purpose of the society is to provide a rule of life for the priest members whereby they place themselves under the disciple of Christ’s Cross. As an SSC priest, Fr Daly endeavors to promote unity among Catholic Christians; offer the Mass daily, or if not able to offer the Mass daily, make a daily spiritual act of communion; and foster and teach Christ’s faithful to have a great love for Christ, His Church and the Sacraments, particularly the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Over the years, Fr Daly has ministered with the homeless, addicted individuals, battered women, and various community food pantries/kitchens. He has been a spiritual director and a teacher. He is a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and was working on his doctorate in pastoral psychology when he took time out of his studies to raise three girls. Fr Daly’s wife, Diana, is a member of St Paul’s Parish, as well.