St. Peter Parish remembers Father Tom Seagrave
March 14th, 2016
Father Tom Seagrave, who died Dec. 18, was remembered at a memorial Mass Feb. 20 at St. Peter Church, San Francisco, where he served as administrator from 1978-85. Retired Father Thomas McElligott, who served with Father Seagrave in the post, was principal celebrant. More than 200 relatives and friends of Father Seagrave were in the assembly.
A “Father Tom Seagrave/Support a Student Fund” has been established to award financial help to students of St. Peter School. Father Seagrave, though well-known to be quiet about his generosity, personally paid tuition for students from financially struggling families at Catholic schools through all the years of his 47 years as a priest.
“At the Mass, we received $3,500 with a pledge of $1,000 more,” said Mercy Sister Marian Rose Power of St. Peter School. “We invite all who have known Father Tom to contribute to this legacy so St. Peter’s School can continue to support families who cannot afford the full tuition.”
Father Seagrave was retired pastor of St. John of God Parish, San Francisco.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s School, “Father Tom Seagrave/Support a Student Fund,” 1266 Florida St., San Francisco 94110.
From March 17, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.