Father Albert D. Moser, CSP
September 19th, 2016
Paulist Father Albert Dominic Moser died Sept. 11 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland. A longtime Catholic campus minster at the University of California, Berkeley, he was 92.
Father Moser was born in Newport, Kentucky and served during World War II in the U.S. Army as a medic including time at concentration camps following their liberation. He held a graduate degree in drama from Fordham University.
Father Moser made first profession as a Paulist Sept. 8, 1954 and final profession Sept. 8, 1957. He was ordained a priest May 11, 1960 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.
In 1982, Father Moser began his more than 30 years of ministry at Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish, the Catholic parish serving UC Berkeley and the surrounding neighborhood. “He is recalled by many there for his joyful approach, memorable homilies and a desire to personally greet all students and parishioners,” the Paulists said in a statement. “He was known by all as ‘Father Al.’”
Survivors include nieces and nephews in Ohio.
A funeral Mass with Paulist Fathers president Father Eric Andrews presiding was celebrated at Newman Hall – Holy Spirit Parish Sept. 17 with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.
Remembrances may be made to the Paulist Fathers, 415 West 59th St., New York, NY 10033.
From September 22, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.