Our Namesake. Fr. Robert V. Carney
Father Robert V. Carney – or, as our students called him, Father Bob – was an invaluable part of our school community. Father Bob (1939-2003) was an avid patron of the arts, a supporter of our students, and a faith-filled man who brought Jesus’ message to all he talked to.
Father Bob began his journey at Pius in 1968 when he was assigned to our school as a young priest. Here, he fell in love with teaching; he enjoyed connecting with students, faculty, staff, and parents in his daily ministry.
He served many roles over his tenure at Pius XI, including teaching students in the Religion department, a Big Buddies Mentor, School Chaplain, and Alumni Director.
Father Bob was a charismatic, faith-driven man who loved to nurture our students’ intellectual curiosity and artistic talents. He was a frequent supporter of Pius XI students and alumni and was always there to lend a hand or offer some advice when they needed him.
We were blessed to have Father Bob as part of our school community for 35 years, and to honor him with the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center in 2012.