Msg. Thomas McGovern

Msgr. Thomas McGovern

Born to Bartley and Ann McGovern in Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland on November 7, 1920. He was ordained to the priesthood at the National Seminary in Maynooth on June 23, 1946. He arrived in Los Angeles in January 1947 and was appointed to St. Monica's parish in Santa Monica, after which he served as Associate in several parishes in the diocese of Los Angeles until 1968 when he was appointed Pastor of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. In 1984 he was appointed to St. Bartholomew Church in Long Beach where he served until his retirement in 1991. He died peacefully at home on Friday, May 17, 2013. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Lena McGovern and numerous nephews and nieces in the USA, Ireland and England. Funeral Mass will be at St. Bartholomew Church (, 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach, on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm and Thursday, May 30 @11:00am with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to a . Please sign the guest book at

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from May 25 to May 28, 2013