In Memoriam

Father Andrew (Drew) Maddock, SJ, retired pastor of historic St. Ignatius Mission in St. Ignatius, Montana; Sacred Heart in Arlee, Montana; and St. John Berchmans in Jocko, Montana, on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s reservation, died December 15, 2021, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 78 years old and a Jesuit for 59 years.

He was born July 28, 1943, in Tacoma and graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 1961. He entered the Jesuit novitiate at Sheridan, Oregon, as a Jesuit brother in 1962. He was trained as a carpenter and welder and joined the Jesuit Brothers construction crew in 1966. Based at the novitiate, the crew went around to Jesuit schools and parishes in the then Oregon Province renovating old buildings and constructing new ones. When the crew disbanded in 1970, he served as catechist and custodian of St. Francis Church in Missoula, Montana, and later taught religion at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Washington (1978-1981).

Discerning a call to the priesthood, Fr. Maddock made his theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and was ordained a priest in Spokane in 1985. He taught religion at Seattle Prep (1986-1993) and then went into parish ministry, a work that would occupy him for the rest of his active years. He was pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbanks, Alaska (1993-1998); the Coeur d’Alene Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet, Idaho (1998-2001); and St. Ignatius Mission in St. Ignatius, Montana, on the Flathead Reservation (2001-2017). True to his original training, Fr. Maddock headed up rebuilding and remodeling projects in every parish he served. He retired to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos for a ministry of prayer in 2017.

Fr. Maddock is survived by his brothers, Deacon George, of Glenwood, Illinois, and David and Mark, both of Federal Way, Washington. A funeral was held Jan. 5, 2022, at St. Ignatius Mission, with a Rosary the evening before. The burial will be at Mount St. Michaels in Spokane at a later date.

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