John Anthony Tomasovich

Msgr. John Anthony Tomasovich was born New Orleans in on January 22, 1925. His elementary education was at Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, and his secondary education was at St. Aloysius in New Orleans and St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA. He received his philosophy and theology education at St. Joseph Seminary and Notre Dame Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in New Orleans on May 22, 1948. Msgr. Tomasovich was awarded the Prelate of Honor in 1980. He served as assistant at St. Theresa in Gonzales, St. Joseph in Grosse Tete, Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego, and St. Christopher in Metairie. He served as Temporal Administrator at Annunciation Parish in New Orleans, and was pastor at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette and St. Andrew the Apostle in New Orleans. In addition to his pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, he also served as Procurator-Advocate and Notary for the Metropolitan Tribunal, Director of Family Life, Dean of the St. Bernard Deanery, Algiers-Plaquemines Deanery, Chair of the Clergy Council, a member of the Archdiocesan School Board and Archdiocesan Boundary Commission, Director of Propagation of the Faith, and Director of Priest Retreats. Msgr. Tomasovich also served as the Moderator of the Catholic Men’s Association- American Cyanamid, Spiritual Director of the Particular Council No. 1, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and chaplain to the Army National Guard. Msgr. Tomasovich was living in Harvey, LA at the time of his death. Well done, good and faithful servant! Family and friends attended the funeral mass on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church in New Orleans, LA. Condolences may be expressed at

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