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Father Tom Moran
November 28th, 2016

Father Tom Moran died Nov. 11 at Nazareth House in San Rafael where he had lived since 2015. Ordained April 9, 1988, he was 78 years old. Father Moran is a former pastor of St. Charles Parish, San Carlos, as well as former director of vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He also served at parishes including San Francisco’s St. Gabriel and Epiphany, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Redwood City; and St. Bartholomew, San Mateo. “Parishioners regularly noted throughout his years of ministry that he had the ability to make others feel at ease; was hardworking, sincere and cheerful; had a compassionate attitude; enriched liturgies with his homilies; and was highly involved in parish activities,” the archdiocese said in announcing his death. “Because of his strong one-on-one communication skills, his humility and transparency, and his heartfelt concern for others, Tom spoke often and effectively of his early struggles with alcohol. He joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1980, a decision that had lasting effects on his life, and on the lives of the many, many men and women for whom he served as a sponsor over the years.”


A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 18 at St. Bartholomew Church.


Remembrances may be made to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco 94109.


From December 1, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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