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Rev. Thomas L. Boland

Deceased: 2021-09-15


ICTE Spring: 1989

Father Thomas L. Boland, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville died on September 15th. He was 81 and had been a priest of the archdiocese for 56 years.

Fr. Boland was preceded in death by his parents Leo Boland and Margaret Healy Boland and his Aunt and godmother Mary Healy. He leaves behind many cousins and friends.

Fr. Boland, a native of Louisville, attended Christ the King School, Flaget High School, St. Thomas Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained by Archbishop John A. Floersh on May 8, 1965.

Fr. Boland taught at Trinity High School from 1965 to 1969 and 1970 to 1978 and was in residence at St. Barnabas Church during that time.

He also served the archdiocese in a variety of other roles, including as director of the Family Ministries Office from 1978 to 1989 and director of Renew.

He was also involved in family ministries at the national level through the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers ( NACFLM) from 1978 to 1995, serving as the first president and also a board member.

He served as associate pastor of St. Therese Church from 1973 to 1989; as pastor of Holy Spirit Church from 1989 to 2002 and St. Patrick Church from 2002 to 2010 when he retired. He presently was senior priest at St. Edward Church while also working at St. Luke’s Institute.

He served on the following archdiocesan committees: six terms on the Priest’s Council, two terms on the Priest’s Personnel Board and four years on the Catholic Services Appeal Board.

He was also assistant chaplain of St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, as associate director of the Vocation Office, a counselor in the Family Relations Center and was actively involved in Mass of the Air.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm on Sunday, September 19th at St. Edward Church with a vigil at 7pm. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am on Monday, September 20th with funeral mass to follow at St. Edward Church. The funeral will be live streamed at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Luke Institute. 8901 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Springs, MD 20903.

Fr. Boland will be buried in the priest section at Calvary Cemetery.