• Fr. Thomas Morgan

    Fr. Thomas Morgan

    Pastor


    Fr. Tom Morgan was born in Thibodaux, LA to Joyce and Tom Morgan.  The Morgan family moved to Tampa in 1961.  Fr Tom attended St. Lawrence Catholic School from 1963-1972.  He received his First Holy Communion in 1965 from Fr. Laurence Higgins and was Confirmed by Bishop Charles B McLaughlin in 1971.  He attended Tampa Catholic High School and graduated in 1976.  Fr. Tom attended Florida State University prior to attending St. John Vianney College Seminary and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

    Fr. Tom was ordained by Bishop W. Thomas Larkin in May 1984.  Fr. Tom's first Mass was celebrated at St. Lawrence in Tampa. His first pastoral assignment was at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Indian Rocks Beach and it was during this time that Bishop W. Thomas Larkin permitted Fr. Tom to serve as a Navy Reserve Chaplain. He served with the Marine Corp in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.

    Fr. Tom has served as parochial vicar at St. Lawrence in Tampa, St. Michael in Hudson, Holy Family in St. Petersburg, and Espiritu Santo in Safety Harbor. In January of 1992 Bishop John C. Favalora appointed Fr. Tom pastor of St. Scholastica in Lecanto. He served during this time also as chaplain and later as pastor to Pope John Paul II School, and as transitional director of Good Council Camp in Floral City. He was appointed pastor at St. Clement in Plant City in 2002 until being appointed as pastor of St. Lawrence on July 1, 2007.  

    Fr. Tom has served as a member of the College of Consultors for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and as Dean of East and West Hillsborough County. He has also served as the Chaplain to the Knights of Columbus Largo Council, the Chaplain of the Secular Franciscans Hudson, Hosted Minute Meditations: The Words of Pope John Paul II on WBVM,  the Host of "On the Porch in Citrus County" on WLMS, as a member of the Presbyteral Council, and as the Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus St. Clement Council. He currently serves as Chaplin to the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Lawrence and Spiritual Moderator of the Corpus Verum Pious Association.

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