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Father Terence Horan, 73

October 22, 2015

Father Terence Horan died Oct. 16 in San Mateo. Father Horan was ordained May 18, 1968, at Holy Name of Jesus Church by Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken. He was 73 years old.

Father Horan was a graduate of St. Cecilia School and entered the seminary as a high school freshman. He served as a parochial vicar at parishes including St. Raphael, San Rafael; St. Mary’s Cathedral, Holy Name and St. Edward the Confessor, San Francisco; and St. Catherine of Siena, Burlingame.

In 1989, Father Horan was named pastor of St. Michael Church in San Francisco. Father John Greene, now pastor of St. Robert Parish, San Bruno, served as a parochial vicar at St. Michael during that time.

“Father Horan was unfailingly kind to his parishioners, and was very kind and welcoming to me personally,” Father Greene said in statement from the Office of the Vicar for Clergy. He called Father Horan “a most conscientious pastor who was known by everyone for his gentle manner.”

Following St. Michael’s transition to its current ministry serving Korean-American Catholics, Father Horan served as a parochial vicar at St. Matthew Church in San Mateo and later as chaplain at St. Anne’s Home in San Francisco.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. A rosary will precede the Mass at 9:30 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco 94109.

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