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Msgr. Ralph was like a father to me. I met him in 1984 when I moved to Austin and started going to St Thomas More. I was a young girl in my 20s and did not have any family near. I was really down one day and he noticed and asked me if he could pray for me. Three years later he performed my marriage ceremony and he baptized all three of my boys. I was wondering about him a

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Posted by: Lisa Lawson Waldinger Mathews - Irving, TX   Oct 23, 2013

Msgr. Brennan,
Thank you for your many years of loyal service as a priest serving Our Lord and His church. May you have eternal rest and God keep you in his loving care.
Alvin and Virginia Malinowski

Posted by: Alvin and Virginia Malinowski - Houston, TX - Friend   Feb 16, 2012

rest in peace, Fr. Ralph. and thank you for the time you spent with us at St. Mary's. you were a good friend, a great man and will be sorely missed.

Posted by: James and Gina Draehn and family -and- John Januszewski - Brenham, TX   Feb 15, 2012

Going to miss you.....sorry we wasted the time!!!! With all our love!!! Mike & Paula

Posted by: Mike and Paula Turner - Edna, TX - long time friend   Feb 15, 2012

Msgr. Ralph Brennan, Thank you again for St. Thomas More Parish, our RE Staff, RE Students, especially Deacon Dan's Elementary Special Needs Class thanking you for your leadership and letting God's Word flow through you into our hearts and minds! I am truly grateful for sharing our thanks to Msgr. Brennan personally after Mass one day and let him know how thankful we are for him and how much the staff and children love listening to Karen Lawson Fruit of

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Posted by: Caroline Chapman - Austin, TX - Deacon Dan's Special Needs Class   Feb 14, 2012

Fr. Ralph came to St Thomas More with his wonderful smile and friendliness
that automatically drew you to him. There were many a Christmas Eve that
Fr. spent at our house enjoying our Polish "Wigilia" (Christmas Eve dinner)
with all our traditions and loved talking to our daughters Alicia and Terry
who were in elementary and middle school at the time. We all loved hime and will miss him very much. May God grant him peace.
The Blaszak's

Posted by: Don and Gloria Blaszak - Austin, TX - Friends of Fr. Ralph from STM   Feb 14, 2012

Our thought and prayers are with the family during this time. What a wonderful priest and a true blessing to the community!

Posted by: Anders' Family - TX   Feb 14, 2012

I have only been a Catholic since 2008. I became Caholic at St. Thomas More. I did not know Msgr. Ralph well, the memories I have are from listening to the way the members of the RCIA team spoke of of Msgr. Ralph. There was truly great respect for this wonderful man.

God Bless......

Posted by: Geneva Sue Pair - Round Rock , TX - Parishiner of St. Thomas More   Feb 14, 2012

Fr. Ralph was a kind and gentle man and a wonderful priest. His eyes glowed with the love he had for our Lord. He will be missed and I am grateful for him sharing that love with our parish.
My sincerest condolences to his family.

Posted by: Carol Cantelmo - Austin, TX - Parishoner at St. Thomas More   Feb 14, 2012

Monsignor Ralph Brennan, heartfelt thanks for the blessing and gift of our founding priest at St. Thomas More Parish, we will cherish the memories and words spoken during Mass. We are forever grateful and know his star shines bright in heaven! Msgr. Ralph, pray for us! xo

Posted by: Chapman Family - Austin, TX - Parishioner   Feb 14, 2012