Reverend Clarence Waldon

Holy Angels Catholic Church
1970 - 2005

Our beloved pastor. Reverend Clarence Waldon went home to the God he loved and served early Sunday morning, August 14, 2005. Father Waldon had not been feeling well and was diagnosed in mid-July with pancreatic cancer. Although he fought the good fight, the illness was very aggressive and treatments were unable to arrest the progress of the disease. His passing was peaceful and his journey home was filled with the faith he lived.

Father Waldon's life in the priesthood spanned 40 years which he celebrated in the fall of 2004. For the past 35 years, he served as pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church and School. He last celebrated Sunday mass on July 17 of 2005.

Visitation was held in Holy Angels Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 17, followed by a joyous evening prayer service. Parishioners and friends alike turned out in gratifying numbers to pay respects to Father Waldon, and to celebrate his life of service to church and community. On Thursday, August 18, the funeral mass was held at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, with many of Father Waldon's brother priests in attendance. Archbishop Buechlein returned from a trip to Europe to preside at the services. Holy Angels' own son, Father Kenneth Taylor was the homilist. Following the mass, Father Waldon was laid to rest in the Priests' Circle at Calvary Catholic Cemetary on the South side of Indianapolis. His resting place is not far from the right hand of a statue of Jesus Christ, the savior he served so well. A small selection of photos follow below.