Reverend William J. Halbing
Rev. William J. Halbing, 65 of Linden went home to the Lord on February 21, 2022.
Relatives, friends and parishioners are invited to attend a visitation for Fr. Halbing at St. James Church, 45 S. Springfield Ave. Springfield on Thursday February 24 from 3 - 7 PM, with a Vigil Prayer being offered at 6:15 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Church on Friday February 25 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Galante Funeral Home in Union.
For those unable to attend, a livestream of the funeral mass will be provided on Friday at 10 AM. It can be accessed by using the following link: https://youtu.be/OfcGF8A8dHk
Born in Orange, Fr. Halbing was raised in Union. He graduated from Seton Hall University and Immaculate Conception Seminary, and was ordained as a Catholic Priest in Newark, NJ on October 30, 1982 by Most Rev. Peter L. Gerety.
Father Halbing was blessed to serve the faithful in many different communities throughout his priesthood. He began his service at Divine Mercy in Rahway, serving from 1983 to 1994, and then was a Parochial Vicar at St. Paul of the Cross in Jersey City. Fr. Halbing was proud to be named Pastor of SS. Joseph and Michael in Union City in 1997, later transferring as Pastor to St. Antoninus in Newark until 2012. After a brief time at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scotch Plains, Fr. Halbing served the faithful at St. Mary Parish in Middletown and St. Matthew in Ridgefield, until residing at and serving St. John the Apostle in Linden since 2020.
Father Halbing was predeceased by his loving parents George and Bernadette (nee Mulligan) Halbing. He was the dear brother of George Halbing and his wife Susan and Paul Halbing; cherished uncle of Brian, Diana and Matthew, and loving great-uncle of Tyler, Brandon, Lillianna and Maxwell.