Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj
September 22, 1948 - January 5, 2019
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Thursday 1/10, 5:00 pm

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Friday 1/11, 10:00 am

The Reverend Frank Thomas Fabj, known for his devotion to Catholic Education and to Our Lady of Guadalupe, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the age of 70. Fr. Frank was preceded in death by his loving parents Robert Fabj and Florence Maceo Fabj as well as his brother-in-law Bill Newkirk. He is survived by…

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Dean left a message on June 10, 2020:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Dean lit a candle
Pablo Solano left a message on February 5, 2019:
Father Frank, Our Angel for the Family Solano. You are on a better Place next to our creator, who sent you to this world to talk about the Power of God and Mary and their love to us. You helped no only our family but many families over your Journey. Thank you very much for everything you have done that with your help, Our families have growth with good Health and much Love. I remember all those times that we got together to workout at the Church Garage as the Love of Lifting Weights.... you had that introduced me and my brothers to follow. The special events getting together as Xmas, going to the movies, Gym time and many more such great Memories. Father Frank , thank you.. we are going to miss you very much... Pablo
Family of Mildred Balko left a message on January 31, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Family of Mildred Balko lit a candle
Andrew Gombos left a message on January 28, 2019:
Though you were only at St. Michael's a short time, I enjoyed your ministry. I was sorry when you left our parish and sorry now that you are gone from us.
Robert Lacour left a message on January 28, 2019:
I am saddened to learn of Father Frank's passing. Father Frank touched my family, having baptized our son and inspired us when we were parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston. My condolences to the Fabj family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tiffany Scott left a message on January 17, 2019:
My deepest sympathy to Father Frank’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of knowing Father Frank and he married me and my husband on september 1st 2001. I will never forget his kindness and generosity towards me and my husband.
Allan J Minar left a message on January 15, 2019:
Father Frank was a special person, a special priest. His homilies were brief, but thought provoking and impressionable.He was a a helping hand for children to receive a Catholic school education. He had a close connection with the Lord and the people around him. He will be missed by so many.
Tracie Divirgilio left a message on January 12, 2019:
Father Frank, You will be greatly missed! Thank you for marrying Nick and I 11-14-98 at Sacred Heart as well as babtising our Nicholas Anthony all those years ago! My family was so blessed to have this man enter our lives. You will forever be in our hearts. God bless your family and all those around you! See you again someday!
Cesar Sevilla Jr. left a message on January 11, 2019:
Words cannot express how saddened I am by your passing. You were always such a huge role model to me which had a lasting impact in my life. Altar serving for you for those 12 years at Sacred Heart taught me more about the purpose life than any other moments in my life. All the masses, baptisms, weddings, last rites, funerals, and every other sacred moment I shared with you will always be a part of my heart and soul for eternity. As my Godfather, you always protected me during my time of need, especially when I experienced such a traumatic event with my family. Your words and campassion gave me strength to continue on and it literally saved my life. I will forever carry all the wonderful memories I shared with you and your loving family with me until we meet again. Holding you and praying for you while you took your last breath was such a blessing to me and I thank God for that final memory you shared with me. I love you Father now and forever. May you rest in peace.
Linda and Brandi Smalley left a message on January 11, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Linda and Brandi Smalley lit a candle
Cesar Sevilla Jr. left a message on January 11, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Cesar Sevilla Jr. lit a candle
John Fritzsch left a message on January 11, 2019:
Mass at Sacred Heart with Father Frank is one of my favorite memories on Galveston Island. He exuded warmth, acceptance and enthusiasm in our faith. He made me want to be a "better" Catholic. Thank you Father Fabj; you will never be forgotten.
Family Govea Soriano left a message on January 11, 2019:
We want to thank God and our Virgencita de Guadalupe for crossing our path with yours!!! You have touched our lives and have been instrumental in the strengthening of our faith!! We will miss your love, guidance, and your beautiful smile!!!
Govea Soriano left a message on January 11, 2019:
We want to thank God and our Virgencita de Guadalupe for crossing our path with yours!!! You have touched our lives and have been instrumental in the strengthening of our faith!! We will miss your guidance, love, and your beautiful smile!!! May your soul Rest In Peace! Love The Govea Soriano Family!
Eva Celli Grigg left a message on January 11, 2019:
Having a hard time finding the words, I am deeply saddened knowing you are gone. Your celebrations this past week have been proof of how much you meant to everyone and how much you were loved. I still hear your laugh and expect to see you on the altar. Love you Frank.
kathy victorian left a message on January 11, 2019:
Our condolence to Franks family. He will be deeply missed at Sanit Frances. May he rested in peace. Tarlton and Kathy Victorian
Rose D'Ambra left a message on January 11, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Rose D'Ambra lit a candle
Rose D'Ambra left a message on January 11, 2019:
It is incredibly sad that Fr Frank's life ended so soon and it is hard to understand why tragic things like this happen to such good people. (only God knows). I cannot put into words how much I will miss him. I was very fortunate to spend 12 plus years of my life as Fr's Secretary and Parish Administrator at Sacred Heart. During those years we created many memories that I will forever hold dear in my heart. Your memory will live on in all of us forever. Without a doubt Fr. was the most generous and loving person I have ever known, always giving and never asking anything in return. We have an angel in heaven to look after us to protect and guide us thru our life so we can reach our heavenly home called "heaven" Wishing you and your family strength and peace. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers..
Matt Proulx left a message on January 11, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Matt Proulx lit a candle
Familia Morales left a message on January 10, 2019:
Dos lo reciba en su casa y ahora goza de la Paz gloriosa que solo elmSeñor nos da🙏🏽 Nuestra madre Marua le abrace con el amor de madre, descanse en paz padre Frank🙏🏽🙏🏽
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Familia Morales left a message on January 10, 2019:
Un ángel que daba amor y una hermosa sonrisa a los demás, Dios nuestro Señor le recibió con los brazos abiertos y nuestra madre la virgen de Guadalupe le abaraté con amor de Madre🙏🏽 En nuestros corazones. Siempre padre Frank🙏🏽🙏🏽
Mary Moceri left a message on January 10, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Mary Moceri lit a candle
Mary Moceri left a message on January 10, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fabj family. Fr. Frank married us on August 10, 1986 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston. He was our marriage counselor and baptized our two children. It was a blessing to have him in our life's at such a very special time. Mary Donna and Chuck Moceri
E.H. left a message on January 10, 2019:
Father Frank, all I can say is "Blessed be God". You taught me to trust in God with all my heart. You taught me to love Mary. Thank you.
Gayla Ceccacci left a message on January 10, 2019:
So very sorry to hear of Father Frank's passing. He truly did have a commitment to Catholic Education as I can verify that through my own experience. When my eldest daughter was a junior in high school, she was headed down a very dangerous path & needed an extreme change in environment if she were to be successful. At first we attempted to have her relocate near the Dallas area where she would live with relatives & attend a small Christian Academy. She; however, wanted NO part of that. O'Connell High School was FAR beyond our means as far as tuition cost. But...it was Father Frank who encouraged her to apply. He was determined to have her attend & went through every fine detail of how to receive financial assistance for tuition. I'm happy to say, she DID attend & graduate from O'Connell, all because Father Frank cared enough to help. Such dedication!!! Thank you!!!!!!
Frank And Lupe Serenil left a message on January 10, 2019:
Council #15321 Caballeros De Colon “Santa Francesca Cabrini” We thank you Lord for giving us such a wonderful priest and friend. You knew how much we needed one and you knew just who to send us. A true God given Spiritual Priest and friend who were always there with willing helping hands. A shoulder we could lean upon and a heart that understood. Bless our Priest Fr. Frank Fabj and very special friend, who gave us such love so willingly, May God greets Fr. Frank with: “Well done, good and faithful Servant of God. Enter into joy. May you now live on forever in our Heavenly home? May God grant consolation to his family, friends, and parishioners? Asking this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior”. Amen We will truly miss you “Sir Knight Fr. Frank Fabj”, May God, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney greet you into heaven. Forever in our Hearts: Frank & Lupe Serenil PGK & Past Dist. Deputy #72
The Biondo Family Tommy, Mary Lou,Domenic and Jack left a message on January 10, 2019:
We light a candle for you Father Frank, you will live in our hearts forever, you will never be forgotten. I remember Jack always called you Father God and when your mother first heard him call you that she was so proud of you. God Bless our condolences to your family.
Veronica left a message on January 10, 2019:
You are in our thoughts and prayers Father Frank.
Charles Wiley left a message on January 9, 2019:
None better! The very best! A life well lived. You will be missed.
Robin Ferry Fernandez left a message on January 9, 2019:
Fr. Frank's homily on weekdays and Sundays touched many hearts including mine and I could remember most of those homilies even now. Fr. Frank was a good spiritual priest for me and guided me and my family. When I got laid off in March 2016, Fr. Frank advised me to make a promise to Mother Mary that I would help the poor when I get a job. I first went to St. Frances Cabrini Church in May 2007 to attend a Legion of Mary meeting at 300 Building (CCE building). When we first met, Fr. Frank was excited to learn that I am from India. You were so generous and humble to allow the Indian community to hold Holy Mass and Novena on every Tuesday to St. Anthony of Padua since May 26,2009. Fr. Frank helped the Novena group by celebrating Mass on Tuesdays and was the Main Celebrant for the Feast day mass on few occasions. St. Anthony's Novena group is grateful to Fr. Frank and St. Frances Cabrini community for their love and support to the Novena group. On behalf of the group, Fr. Chacko visited Fr. Frank last Wednesday in the hospital and conveyed and assured our prayers. Fr. Chacko missed participation the funeral services since he is away in India. Later, I introduced Fr. Frank to the Syro-Malabar Church,Pearland on October 16,2013 when they were looking for a better facility to hold their Sunday services. Fr. Frank was so generous and allowed them to hold their services at St Frances Cabrini Church and he considered the Syro-Malabar Church, Pearland as part of the St. Frances Cabrini family until they moved to their own property in May 2016. In addition, Fr.Frank allowed the Indian community to hold the Roman Catholic Mass in Malayalam on Sundays in June 2016. Fr.Frank's generosity was overflowing when he allowed the Pasadena Malayalee Association to hold their annual event at the giant Francisca Hall. I offer deepest condolences to the family of Fr. Frank. As says in Psalm 23:4 , Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Sunny Joseph left a message on January 9, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Sunny Joseph lit a candle
Sylviane Kitchen left a message on January 9, 2019:
Reverend Frank Thomas Fabj,, May Rest In Peace , no one will forget you, you have been , a great Prist, and have love, the people of Galveston, you will Be miss, and Galveston, will never forget you,. You are now, with the Lord,,Until, we see each other again. We all Love you.
Rebecca Aranda and Don Constantine left a message on January 8, 2019:
Sending our condolences and prayers...You will be greatly missed, Rip Father Frank.
Javier and Maria E Rodriguez left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank served St. Frances Cabrini for 12-1/2 years. He captivated all audiences from different backgrounds, cultures and ages. Father Frank will be missed. Javier, Maria Elena, Christopher and Phillip Rodriguez
Diedre Outon left a message on January 8, 2019:
It was such a blessing to meet and know Father Frank. He was always so kind and welcoming to me when I attended the church. He will be greatly missed by all! Rest in peace.
Giorgio, Cathy, Carolyn, Jim, Alex and Kira left a message on January 8, 2019:
The light of your love will be shining in our hearts always
Giorgio, Cathy, Carolyn, Jim, Alex and Kira left a message on January 8, 2019:
Eterno Riposo Father Frank. We have loved you from day one and you will always live in our hearts. Keep looking down to all of us with your love...
Efrain & Virginia Hernandez left a message on January 8, 2019:
Thank you Father Frank for teaching us to love one another as God loved us! You amazed me at how big our church grew and it was all because of you. Always in our hearts! You will truly be missed! My condolences to the family!
Bernadette McKay left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest In Peace, Fr Frank. We loved you in life, please remember us in heaven. Ask your beloved Lady of Guadalupe to watch over us and all the family you leave behind. Bernie, Charlie, and Michael
Juan and Marylou Picon left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank, may our good Lord take you into his Loving arms. My most sincere condolences to you family from on behalf of District 77, of the Knights of Columbus
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Annette Thumann left a message on January 8, 2019:
So sorry to hear of Father Franks passing. Although no longer a member at St. Francis, while we were there we enjoyed him greatly. His amazing love for Our Lady He touched us all. I’m sure she will greet him at the gates of Heaven. He will be truly missed. Blessings to his family and his Church family.
Veronica Garcia left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank your job is done here and you are pain free with our Heavenly Father. Although selfishly I wish you were still here. Thank you for all you did for our parish St. Frances Cabrini. You will always be in our hearts. 🙏🙏
Maria R Hinojos left a message on January 8, 2019:
My deep condolences to Father Franks family. Rest in Peace
Joe Maffei left a message on January 8, 2019:
Frank, I’ve known you,LeLe and the rest of your family most of my life. You were a good friend. Rest In Peace my friend. Joe Maffei
Jacquelyn Garza left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest In Peace Father Frank. You left such a great impact in this world. Every Sunday my family sat in one of the front rows and I would wait till you saw me so we could smile at each other. You always joked around with my brother and I and made sure we had smiles on our faces. We will miss you so much but you will always be in our hearts. We love you.
Elizabeth Perfecto left a message on January 8, 2019:
May you RIP .. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Jessica Robertson left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank, you were such an amazing beautiful soul who touched so many lives, including that of my family. God has blessed all of us who knew you and we will forever be grateful. May your soul rest in peace and your legacy live on. Forever in hearts and prayers! ~Yolanda, Jessica & Anthony Robertson
Aurelia Lemoine left a message on January 8, 2019:
It has been a God sent experience to have met Father Frank. My family and I moved to a new community and near a new church back in 2005. Since becoming parishioners at St. Francis Cabrini Church our family has never felt more at home since the arrival of Father Frank. His words, his passion for keeping faith in God's will has made us understand that we are here to listen and do God's plan. Father Frank will be truly missed but never forgotten. My greatest honor was that he allowed me to do an album giving Our Virgin Mother, OurLady of Guadalupe a beautiful serenade in which he allowed us to record at the church and he did the honor of vocalizing a prayer in this album. His voice is powerful and will be cherished always. Until God's calling we will reunite one day. Our condolences and prayers to his family.
John and Sandra Glorioso, Lurline Glorioso Daniels left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest in peace cousin. I have so many fond memories of us as children running around your parents home playing games. Later in life you married my wife and I at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston. You will be greatly missed.
Lauren Swift left a message on January 8, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Lauren Swift lit a candle
Lauren Swift left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank, You may be gone, but will never be forgotten. You were a true loving and kind priest and I so enjoyed attending your masses at Sacred Heart. May you forever enjoy your life in Heaven. It is well deserved.
Juanita & Ricardo Perales left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank, we the community of St. Frances Cabrini are saddened, but we know that you are now resting in God's loving arms and watching down from Heaven. Your kind soul and giving spirit touched so many and you will never be forgotten. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and you will always be in our hearts.
Shini Antony left a message on January 8, 2019:
Father Frank, you still live in our hearts as an exceptional priest, who welcomed everyone in to God's love. You always reminded us to be happy and strong and to stay close to Mother Mary. May your soul rest in peace and may our loving Mother, hold you in her arms, close to her Son, Jesus Christ🙏🏻🙏🏻
Robert Chapa left a message on January 8, 2019:
May God Bless and Keep You, with much love and memories. Robert & Terry Chapa
Susan, Matthew Kennefy left a message on January 8, 2019:
Honoring the life, service and love of Father Frank... May he rest in peace for all eternity
Susan, Matthew Kennefy left a message on January 8, 2019:
May your beautiful soul rest in peace for all time. Father Frank, you touched multitudes with your love and service.
David Chauvette left a message on January 8, 2019:
Fr. Frank was a source of support and friendship when my wife and I lived in Galveston. When we heard of his passing, our hearts were broken. I know that we will not be alone is missing him. RIP Frank!
Lois Celli Redford left a message on January 8, 2019:
So many, many Galveston memories from years past until now! You will always be in my heart, A+BB Darling. I love you! See you again some day!
Sherry Menotti and John Schwarz left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest in peace dear friend. You will be greatly missed.
M. T. left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest in peace Dear Rev. Frank ....you will be in our hearts forever and ever.....
Claudia Reyes left a message on January 8, 2019:
You are such a beatiful soul, we all have gained an amazing guardian angel 👼. You are so loved and we are so thankful to God for allowing you in our lives as a guide to Him. Our prayers are always with you and your family.
Sherri and Jerry Schanzer left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest In Peace our friend. You are loved by so many and we will all miss you.
Jeannie Thonpson left a message on January 8, 2019:
Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Father Frank. He was a great man who loved all whom he met. He cared so much for his church and the people who entered. I loved how he got down eye to eye with the children and spoke to them. He showed them love and compassion and they loved him. He will truly be missed. God bless you all.
Lorena left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest in peace.
Elena Jo Schaff Petree left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest in Peace dear classmate. We have all loved you since we met some 65 years ago in kindergarten at Sacred Heart School. We have so many Fr. Frank stories and memories. You touched all of us with your friendship, kindness and love. Although we will all miss you in the days ahead ,we take comfort knowing you are in heaven and that some day we will all be united again. God speed, Frank. Yours was a life well lived.
DJ Alvarez left a message on January 8, 2019:
You were a friend to so many people and your kindness made a difference in the lives you touched. My family will be forever grateful. Rest in paradise Father Frank.
Anise left a message on January 8, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Anise lit a candle
Melissa & Juan Maldonado left a message on January 8, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Melissa & Juan Maldonado lit a candle
Jose L and Gina Flores and family left a message on January 8, 2019:
Our deep condolences for the family of Father Frank and the entire St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church family, staff and community. There has never been anyone like him and he will be dearly missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Lily Martinez left a message on January 8, 2019:
Even though we fought over things and we laughed at each other, I loved you with all my heart. Thank you for being another parent for me and for changing my life. I’ll always miss you.
Mrs. Kelly Arias left a message on January 8, 2019:
Padre Frank gracias por toda su dedicacion y oraciones. Siempre lo vamos a recordar con mucho amor. Descanse en Paz ✝️
Darlene Moss left a message on January 8, 2019:
Condolences and prayers from the Moss & Trent Family, Nathan, Darlene, & Trent Moss & Hope Trent❤
Joel Davila left a message on January 8, 2019:
Forever in my Heart,... I Love you with all of my Heart
Joel Davila left a message on January 8, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Joel Davila lit a candle
Joel Davila left a message on January 8, 2019:
You will forever be in my Heart
Veronica V. Mauricio left a message on January 8, 2019:
I will truly miss Father Frank. While in high school I joined the youth group. Such a great man always happy, smiling, and giving you positive words of wisdom. My most sincere condolences 💙
Sandra M. Hinojosa left a message on January 8, 2019:
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us. My heart and support are with you.
Mary Varville-Rodriguez left a message on January 8, 2019:
Memories from my time in Galveston would not be complete without thinking of Father Frank. His sermons and kind heart will forever be a part of our life. Condolences and prayers to all who are grieving the loss of Father Frank. Heaven has gained another guardian angel.
Jesus & Lorena Hernandez left a message on January 8, 2019:
Rest In Peace, you will be greatly missed father Frank
Jesús y Lorena Hernández left a message on January 8, 2019:
Ha ido a casa del Padre, en donde ya no habrá dolor, gracias amigo y Padre Frank, por tu si fiel a Dios y por tu entrega a Su iglesia. Te amamos. He has gone to the house of our Father, where there will be no more pain, thank you friend and Father Frank, for your faithfulness to God and for your dedication to His church. We love you.
Peter & Toni Razo left a message on January 7, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Frank Thomas Fabj, Peter & Toni Razo lit a candle
Peter & Toni Razo left a message on January 7, 2019:
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Father Frank. We will miss his love, guidance and smile. May his memories live in our hearts forever and may his soul rest in peace.
Cynthia Wilkinson left a message on January 7, 2019:
I am saddened by the passing of my kindergarten friend. I know you will feel his absence more than anyone. I will keep him and the family in my thoughts and prayers. Cynthia Wilkinson.
Veronica Messina left a message on January 7, 2019:
Thank you for always including us in your St. Joseph’s Day celebrations and all the many wonderful visits over the years. You’ll always be in our hearts♥️ We love you, Veronica, Vincent, Vincent, Jr and Madelyn Messina
Susan Hieronymus Rains left a message on January 7, 2019:
I have wonderful memories of all us going to Sacred Heart as kids.....parties at the Balinese Room. Very cherished memories of a dear and wonderful man.
Aida Juanita Gonzalez left a message on January 7, 2019:
My most deepest condolences to the family and many friends who knew Fr. Frank Fabji. May God have mercy on his soul and blessings to many people who you loved here on earth. God bless You Good Father.
Lee Biondo left a message on January 7, 2019:
Can you even imagine the happiness on Father Frank's face as he finally gets to see Jesus "face-to-face". A wonderful life for a wonderful person.
The Chapas left a message on January 7, 2019:
Our beloved Fr. Frank we will miss you dearly. Our sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for the memories, you have touched every one of us. The talks the dinners the friendship the genuine love. Because of you I have my very own Frank. We were blessed to have you in our lives and consider you family. You can rest now your job is done. We love you... Rest in peace our dear friend.
Juan & Michelle Gonzalez left a message on January 7, 2019:
All of our love
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