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Requiescat in Pace

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved brother, Fr. Thomas James Hayes, O.P., who died on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Ordained in 1959, Fr. Tommy was a priest for 63 years and impacted countless lives during his many years of ministry. Fr. Tommy held many assignments during his life as a Dominican friar, including teaching positions at St. Mary's College, Mount St. Mary's College, and St. Albert's College. He also served in pastoral ministry and leadership positions, including at St. Dominic Church in Benicia, CA, the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in San Francisco, CA, Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, AK, and the Dominican community in Menlo Park, CA.

Read Fr. Tommy Hayes' Obituary

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm -- Vigil at St. Dominic Church in San Francisco, CA

  • Join us for Vespers (Office of the Dead), the Holy Rosary, and a Eulogy by Fr. Martin Walsh, O.P.

Watch Vigil via Livestream

Saturday, September 17 at 10:00am -- Funeral Mass at St. Dominic Church in Benicia, CA

  • Join us for Mass with preaching by Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.
  • Burial immediately following at St. Dominic Cemetery in Benicia, CA

Watch Funeral Mass via Livestream

To make a gift in memory of Fr. Tommy Hayes, please use the form below. It is a tradition of the Order of Preachers to establish a fund in the name of each of our departed brothers. Your donation to this memorial fund will support the education of our Dominican brothers still in formation, continuing the faithful legacy of our departed brother. It is a lasting tribute to Fr. Tommy and a gift to the Dominican students who study in his footsteps.