Msgr. Thomas McGovern Holy Family Administrator and Pastor, 1971 – 1984 passed away May 18th. His priestly presence formed a bonded community here through his gentle spirit. Msgr. McGovern will be remembered for a prayerful pastoral presence, a welcoming smile and the cheerful word. He is etched into the hearts of the people of Holy Family and the goodness of his life is our blessed inheritance. He now lives in glory!
There will be two funeral masses for Msgr. McGovern at St. Bartholomew Church in Long Beach. One will be on Wednesday May 29 at 7pm and one will take place on Thursday May 30 at 11am. They will be open to all. Overflow accommodations will be provided. The parishioners from St. Bartholomew are being encouraged to come to the Wednesday Evening Mass. The Archbishop and many priests will be coming to the Thursday morning Mass. They wanted everyone to know that all are welcome at either of the Masses.
Church Address: 5100 E. Broadway Long Beach, Ca. 90803
Contact Number: (562) 438-3826