A funeral Mass for Brother James Horan, S.J., will be offered Sept. 3 at St. Vincent de Paul, Baltimore, at 11 a.m. A wake will be held at 10 a.m. Brother Horan, a Jesuit for 53 years, died of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center Aug. 29. He was 76.
After a short stint as a printer and tailor, Brother Horan received training in food service management. He served as food service manager for the Jesuit novitiate in Wernersville, Pa., from 1960-67, as a business manager at Manresa-on-the-Severn retreat house near Annapolis and as a cook at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda. He then went to Loyola Blakefield in Towson where he spent 20 years as an administrative assistant.
He was a longtime volunteer at Catholic Charities’ Our Daily Bread meal program. He was also a pastoral minister for the Apostleship of the Sea at the Port of Baltimore.
Monsignor John L. FitzGerald, who heads the Apostleship of the Sea Ministry, said because AOS “benefited so much from his pastoral care of international seafarers as well as his help in getting so many of us oriented into ministering to seafarers,” they will memorialize Brother Horan with “The Brother Jim Horan Communication Center.”
Memorial contributions may be made in Brother Horan’s name to Our Daily Bread, c/o Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201.