Founding Pastor, Father Thomas Glackin, Has Passed Away at Age 81

It is with great sorrow that Saint John the Evangelist announces the passing of our beloved Founding Pastor, Father Thomas Glackin.     

Fr. Glackin graduated from Manhattan Prep in New York City and entered Don Bosco Seminary in Newton, New Jersey. Ordained in Rome on December 1, 1968, he taught Math, Geometry, Physics, English and General Science at Archbishop Shaw High School in New Orleans, where one of his students was awarded first place in a Geometry competition in 1968. 

Various assignments saw Fr. Glackin serve in parishes in Tampa, Pine Island and finally Naples, where he undertook the building of Saint John the Evangelist in 1988, saying mass at Naples Park Elementary School for 600 worshipers.  He has continued to serve our Parish Family over the decades and we were blessed to have him here persistently for the last few years. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM here at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Scripture Service will be begin at 7:00 PM. 

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM here as well. A reception will follow in our Parish Activity Center Ballroom.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest at peace.  Amen

Video of Father Glackin’s Funeral Mass

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