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John Andrew Dickie

Birth Date: June 9, 1930
Death Date: December 21, 2016

Rev. Msgr. John Andrew Dickie June 9, 1930 – December 21, 2016 San Diego Rev. Msgr. John Andrew Dickie, ordained a priest of the Diocese of San Diego on May 19, 1956, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.He was born June 9, 1930 in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of the late John Andrew Dickie and Emily Lalla Dickie. He was the oldest of three siblings. His younger brother Rev. Robert Francis Dickie, also a priest of the Diocese of San Diego and sister Barbara Dickie Harrison, are both deceased. He is survived by his nieces Virginia, May Kay and Barbara and his nephews John and Bill.Rev. Msgr. Dickie entered St. Francis Seminary in El Cajon in 1948-1950. He then attended Immaculate Heart Seminary in El Cajon from 1950-1956. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and continued with graduate work at San Diego State University and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Msgr. Dickie’s assignments as Pastor included St. John of the Cross, Lemon Grove, St. Michael’s, Paradise Hills, St. Columba, Serra Mesa and Church of St. Mary Magdalene, San Diego. He taught at Aquinas High School, San Bernadino, was Vice Principal and later Principal of University High School and served as Superintendent of Schools for Diocese of San Diego. Msgr. Dickie served as Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference for six years. He also served a Director of Renew for the Diocese of San Diego, was on staff for St. Francis seminary and later became the Seminary Rector. He served as Vicar for Clergy and also as Director of the Ministry to Priest office. Msgr. Dickie served from 1975 as team priest and in several leadership roles in the diocese and at regional levels with Worldwide Marriage Encounter.Visitation will be held at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 1945 Illion St. San Diego, CA 92110 on Tuesday evening December 27, from 6pm -7pm followed by the Rosary. The Celebration of Life Mass will be Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10am at Chuch of St.Mary Magdalene followed by a reception in the hall with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery to follow.In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cathedral Catholic High School.

Rosary
December 27, 2016
7:00 pm
St. Mary Magdalene Church
1945 Illion Street San Diego, CA 92110
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Visitation
December 27, 2016
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
St. Mary Magdalene Church
1945 Illion Street San Diego, CA 92110
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Funeral Mass
December 28, 2016
10:00 am
St. Mary Magdalene Church
1945 Illion Street San Diego, CA 92110
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  1. I was an altar boy at St. James when it was in Del Mar, in 1965, when I first met then Father Dickie. His homilies, his voice, his wisdom made a mark. I attended Uni after interviewing with him in 1968. He could reach my dad's heart in a way no other priest could. He influenced many a Catholic youth for decades, and has a warm place in many hearts. God rest his soul.

    Larry Boggeln, MD
    USDHS Class of '72

  2. Just heard the news about Msgr Dickie's passing. What a gentle and generous man. He was a pillar in the Worldwide Marriage Community. 10 years ago we lost our presenting priest 2 days before the weekend in Las Vegas and I called him in desperation that we have to cancel the weekend and in his typical style he said "Jim I don't travel", begged him to come and an hour later he said "pick me up at the airport in the morning". what blessed and giving man. He will be missed. Jim Carr Reno, NV

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