He also presided over the expansion of the Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise and contributed to the opening of the Spirit Center at St. Michael Patrick Driscoll was born in Los Angeles Aug. After studies at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary in San Fernando, California, and St.John's Seminary in Camarillo, California, he was ordained a priest of the Los Angeles Archdiocese May 1, 1965, by Cardinal James Mc Intyre in St. He served in several pastoral assignments in Los Angeles, until 1975, when he was appointed associate director for Catholic Charities in Orange County, California.Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor Driscoll as an auxiliary bishop on Dec.19, 1989, and he was ordained a bishop by Bishop Mc Farland on March 6, 1990, in Orange's Holy Family Cathedral. Bishop Driscoll presided over the Diocese of Boise during 15 years of rapid growth and cultural change for the church in Idaho.A year after being installed as bishop of Boise in 1999, he founded Catholic Charities of Idaho. Today, Catholic Charities serves more than 3,200 annually and operates offices in Boise and Idaho Falls that provide statewide immigration and information and referral services, and adult education and mental health services.
A number of churches were built or renovated during Driscoll's tenure.
A number of churches were built or renovated during Bishop Driscoll's tenure.
Bishop Driscoll is survived by his sister, Kay Nadeau, and nephew, Jeff Nadeau, of Garden Grove, Calif.; nephew, Rodney Driscoll of Boise; niece, Danette Drake of Meridian; and two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews.
Bishop Driscoll presided over the statewide Boise Diocese during 15 years of rapid growth and cultural change for the church in Idaho.
He implemented the appointment of parish life directors in parishes that did not have priests and revived a training program for those wanting to serve as deacons.