“Father Joe Carroll stands distinguished in our county and in our nation.” – Bishop Robert W. McElroy
Famed priest once served at Our Lady of Grace Catholic church in El Cajon
Update: For those who missed the celebration of life, you can view it, along with a memorial wall, here:
By Miriam Raftery
July 11, 2021 (San Diego) – Father Joe Carroll, the Catholic priest famed for his leadership to help the homeless, died this morning at his home in the East Village at age 80. The President of Emeritus of Father Joe’s Villages leaves behind a profound legacy of compassion and decades of accomplishments to help people in need.
Carroll’s pioneering vision of a comprehensive “one-stop-shop” for homeless services led to the founding of Father Joe’s Villages, the largest and most comprehensive homeless services provider in San Diego County.