January 14, 2010

Oblate Provincial confirms Fr. Moore is OK in Haiti

SAGINAW — The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw received word this afternoon from the Toledo-based office of the Very Rev. David Whalen, Provincial of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, that Fr. Thomas Moore, a priest of that same religious order who ministered in Saginaw for 20 years before following a call to work with the poor and seminarians in Haiti nearly two years ago, is alive without serious injury following Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation and leveled its capital city of Port-au-Prince.

Father Whalen sent an e-mail message to members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales this afternoon confirming their brother priests in Haiti, including Father Moore, had been seen and were alright. The message was sent by Whalen following a phone conversation he had with leaders of the Hands Together organization, who were on the ground in Haiti.

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Natalie Marzonie said...

Boy, what a relief! We have been keeping Fr. Tom and his community in prayer. They have a long road to recovery ahead of them.

Elizabeth said...

Fr.Tom is my cousin and i am so thankful to hear this wonderful news.Praise You Lord Jesus !Our prayers are with you all.love to you Tommy ! Elizabeth Chille Cappuccilli

Anonymous said...

I got an email from Fr. Tom.
Very short, only one line. He said, "I am doing well." But he also says how horrible the situation is there in Haiti and asked me (us) to pray for all of them.
Fr. Jose Cabrera