Rev. Elder A. Senesac, CSV, was found dead in his room at St. Viator Parish, Chicago, on Tuesday, September 20, 1994. He was 78 years old.
A native of Bourbonnais, IL, Elder Senesac entered the Novitiate in 1932 and pronounced his First Vows on September 8, 1933. He received his B.A. in French from St. Viator College and his M.A. in French from Catholic University of America in 1941. After his ordination to the priesthood on May 22, 1941, Father “Sac” served as an Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Grace in Chicago and Maternity BVM in Bourbonnais. He served as Chaplain at Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium from 1950-1960 and from 1965-1974; he was Associate Pastor at St. Viator Parish from 1960-1965. Father Sac also served as Chaplain at Mother of Sorrows in Blue Island (1975-1981) and at Kennedy Medical Center in Chicago (1982-1988). He retired from active ministry in 1988 but continued to visit patients at various hospitals on the North Side of Chicago. In recent years, Father Sac was in residence at St. Viator Parish.
Visitation was held at St. Viator Parish at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 1994 with a Prayer Service held at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 a.m. at St. Viator on Saturday, September 24, 1994. Burial was in the Community plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Father Senesac is survived by his sister-in-law, Kathryn Senesac; he was preceded in death by his brother, Peter, and his sister, Lorena Senesac.
Remember Father Senesac in your prayers and gather together in local communities to remember him in Eucharist.
Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community on September 21, 1994 from the Provincial, Rev. Robert M. Egan, CSV