Rev. Richard R. Ryan C. M., of Perryville, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

A member of the Canon Law Society of America, Fr. Ryan completed both his licentiate in canon law in 1971, and his JCD from The Catholic University of America in 1973.

He was a Vincentian Roman Catholic Priest.  He entered the Novitiate at St. Mary’s of the Barrens in Perryville on September 12, 1962, professed vows at DeAndreis Seminary in Lemont on September 13, 1967, and was ordained a deacon at DeAndreis Seminary in Lemont by Bishop Michael R. Dempsey on September 14, 1968.  Father Ryan was ordained to the priesthood at DeAndreis Seminary in Lemont by Bishop John L. May on May 24, 1969.

Please remember Fr. Ryan, his family, and his colleagues, in your prayers. May he rest in peace.