Noonan, Father Carroll J.

1981, June 17

Date of Birth: 1903, January 19

Carroll Noonan was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 19, 1903. He attended Hartford public schools from 1909 to 1921. In 1921 he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Hartford. He left there in 1923 to come to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. In the years 1926, 1927, and 1928 he earned his B.A., his M.A., and his S.T.D. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Hartford on May 25, 1929. He made his Solitude in Catonsville, Maryland, in 1929-1930.

After Solitude, Father Noonan taught English, History, and Latin at St. Charles College in Catonsville until 1933. In that year he went to live in the Sulpician Seminary (Theological College) at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., while pursuing higher studies. The following year he moved to the university’s Divinity College, where he served as Procurator, until he achieved his Ph.D. in History in 1937.

He came back to Baltimore, to St. Mary’s Seminary, Paca Street for the year, 1937-1938, to teach Sociology. The next year, 1938-1939, he returned to St. Charles College to teach History. Father Noonan then came back to Paca Street to teach Sociology and Education. In 1944 he moved to St. Mary’s at Roland Park to teach Church History. For the year, 1944-1945, he commuted to Paca Street to teach Sociology. After that he remained at Roland Park to teach there until 1971. He succeeded Father Wendell Reilly as Moderator of the Voice in 1948. He filled that office until 1962.

In 1958 Father Noonan became Vice-rector of the Roland Park seminary and remained so until 1966. In 1971 he retired and moved to the Sulpician Retirement Home, St. Charles Villa, in Catonsville. He died at St. Agnes Hospital on June 17, 1981.

Adapted from Father Noonan’s “Personal Data” sheet and from The Voice.