With heartfelt prayers of condolence and sincere regret, Bishop Edward J. Burns and the Diocese of Juneau share that our beloved Fr. Thomas Joseph L. Weise entered into eternal life yesterday evening, Sunday, Dec. 6th, at approximately 10 p.m. in San Luis Obispo, California.
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
We join our hearts and prayers with his family in California, and friends worldwide, in thanking the Lord for the gift of Fr. Thomas’s life and for the many ways that he touched our lives and enthusiastically shared the Good News to all of God’s people.
A funeral vigil for Fr. Weise will begin at 6:30 p.m. PST, Monday, December 14 in San Luis Obispo, California at the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15 in the same Mission church. Temporary interment will take place in San Luis Obispo. At a later date, final interment will take place at the columbarium at the Shrine of Saint Therese near Juneau, Alaska.
On Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wrangell, Bishop Edward J. Burns will preside at a Memorial Mass for Fr. Thomas, which will be preceded by the opening of the Holy Door for the Jubilee of Mercy.
On Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm, Bishop Burns will also preside at a Memorial Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Petersburg.
In Juneau, on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 pm Bishop Burns will preside at a Memorial Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive.
The Diocese of Juneau has established the Fr. Thomas Weise Memorial Fund, which will be used to pay for any outstanding bills relating to Fr. Thomas’ medical care and end-of-life expenses. Remaining funds will be distributed to the poor, as per Fr. Thomas’s living request. Contributions can be mailed to the Diocese of Juneau, 415 Sixth Street, Suite 300, Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1074. Donations can also be made online electronically at http://www.dioceseofjuneau.org/ways-to-give. When donating, please indicate “Fr. Thomas Weise Memorial Fund.”
A full obituary is pending.
Cards of condolence may be sent to the following address:
Family of Fr. Thomas Weise
c/o Terry Burrows
672 Howard St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401