Reverend Msgr. Henry H Engelbrecht

4 February, 194218 February, 2019
Obituary of Reverend Msgr. Henry H Engelbrecht
Reverend Msgr. Henry Herbert Engelbrecht, a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died on February 18, 2019. He was 77 years of age. Msgr. Engelbrecht was born on February 4, 1942 in New Orleans, LA. Fr. Henry attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in New Orleans, and high school at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington and Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He completed his theological studies at St. Joseph Seminary and Notre Dame Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 1968 in New Orleans and was awarded the Prelate of Honor on September 22, 1999. Fr. Henry served as assistant at Resurrection of Our Lord Church and St. Agnes Church, New Orleans. His pastorates were at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Kenner and St. Henry Church in New Orleans. Msgr. Engelbrecht also served as the Director of the Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization, Dean of the Uptown Deanery, Associate Director of Priest Personnel and the Priest Personnel Board. In addition to his pastoral assignments, Msgr. Engelbrecht was in residence at St. Matthias Church, New Orleans, St.Rita Church in New Orleans and Ville St. Marie in Jefferson. He was the chaplain at Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Ochsner-Baptist Hospital as well as St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Fr. Henry was a resident at St. Anthony’s Gardens until shortly before his death. He is predeceased by his parents, Herbert William Engelbrecht and Alma Mary Patterson. He is survived by his sister, Sr. June Engelbrecht, O.P. and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at ST. HENRY, 812 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2019 at 1:00. Visitation will begin in church at 11:00 in the morning. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date; a reception will follow the funeral Mass at the Blessed Pauline Center. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to The Dominican Sisters of Peace, Peace Center 2837 Broadway St. New Orleans, or North Oaks Hospice, P.O. Box 2668 in Hammond, La or the Archdiocese of New Orleans Priest Fund. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Sister June Engelbrecht Sister
  • Alma Mary Patterson Engelbrecht Mother (deceased)
  • Herbert William Engelbrecht Father (deceased)

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Friday, 22 February, 2019


Friday, 22 February, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial