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Former Fordyce pastor once led his order’s province

Published: November 11, 2019   

Father George Weber, CM, a Vincentian priest who served in Fordyce in the 1980s, died Sept. 27 at Apostle of Charity Residence in Perryville, Mo. He was 90.

Father Weber was born Feb. 1, 1929, to George J. and Mary Murphy Weber and raised in New Orleans. He was ordained to the priesthood May 29, 1954. According to his biography on, the Congregation of the Mission Western Province, he served many years as an educator. He taught in seminaries in St. Louis, Denver and Houston, Texas, according to a 1985 Arkansas Catholic article. He was in Fordyce from 1985 to 1992.

A 2008 Arkansas Catholic article stated Father Weber had a desire to build Good Shepherd Church, which had been using a donated space for Mass. He collected donations and had a weekly radio show. Good Shepherd Church was dedicated in 1989.

Father Weber was provincial of the Western Province for nine years before returning to parish ministry.

In his Vincentian biography, he said, “I think our role is to support the laity who are involved in serving the poor … We should be of service to them and help them in any way we can. That could be a great thing we can do moving forward.”

There are no immediate survivors.

A visitation and prayer service was Oct. 1. A Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 2 at Mary Mother of God Chapel in Perryville, with burial at Vincentian Community Cemetery.

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