+ Fr. Thomas Joyce, C.P.
Father Thomas Joyce, a Passionist Priest, died February 7, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Monastery. He was 73. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he served as Vice-Director and Director of Passionist students and as Provincial Consultor of the Province of St. Paul of the Cross. He served the people of Immaculate Conception Monastery Parish for five years as associate pastor and as Pastor for 22 years until his retirement and appointment as Pastor Emeritus in 2007. He entered the Passionists in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1969. He loved the parishioners he served “My goal is to appreciate their ethnic diversity but I try to get people working together. Not just “we” and “they”, I have really tried to emphasize ‘us.'”
Visitation: Monday 6-9; Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 PM with a Tuesday night Vigil Mass at 8 PM at Immaculate Conception Monastery Church in Jamaica.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 12 with burial at the Monastery Cemetery
Pre-deceased by his brother James (1990), he is survived by two brothers, Kevin (Maggie) and John (Maureen) and sister Patti (Harvey) Klein.
Bernard Dowd Funeral Home, 16520 Hillside Ave Jamaica, NY 11432. Phone: 718-739-8117