|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2002|
Msgr. Thomas B. Fulton was born in St. Catharines on January 13, 1918. He attended St. Nicholas Separate School and St. Catherine's Collegiate Institute in St. Catharines before entering St. Augustine's Seminary in 1935. He was ordained on June 7, 1941, by Archbishop James C. McGuigan in St. Michael's Cathedral.
From 1941 to 1945 Father Fulton assisted at St. Catherine's Cathedral, St. Catharines, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Toronto and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Toronto. Father Fulton attended the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. from 1945 to 1948, graduating with a doctorate in canon law and a licentiate in canon law. Upon his return to Toronto in 1948, Father Fulton served as assistant to Monsignor Francis V. Allen, Chancellor, for a month and was then appointed secretary of the Toronto Provincial Tribunal. He also served as Assistant at St. James Parish until 1951, when he was named vice-chancellor. In 1952, he became chancellor and on January 30, 1955, was invested as a Domestic Prelate. Monsignor Fulton was appointed archdiocesan consultor in 1955 and archdiocesan director and secretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in 1956. In September of 1957, he was appointed Vice - Officialis of the Toronto Regional Tribunal. In the early 1960's, Monsignor Fulton was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council of Catholic Charities, the Archdiocesan High School Board and the Council of Administration for the Archdiocese, and elected member of the Priests's Mutual Aid Society Committee.
Monsignor Fulton was elected Titular Bishop of the See of Cursola and Auxiliary to Cardinal McGuigan for the Metropolitan See of Toronto, on December 28, 1968. He received his episcopal consecration at St. Peter's Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, on January 6, 1969, from Pope Paul VI, assisted by Msgr. Sergio Pignedoli and Msgr. Ernesto Civardi. Bishop Fulton assisted Cardinal McGuigan, Coadjutor Archbishop Philip F. Pocock and Auxiliary Bishop Francis V. Allen with their episcopal duties while continuing to serve as chancellor of the archdiocese.
On July 7, 1978, Bishop Fulton was appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of St. Catharines. He was installed on August 29, 1978. Fulton resigned his position in April of 1994. On November 11, 2002, Bishop Fulton suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 84, in Fort Erie, Ontario. He was interred at Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines.
Victoria Lawn Cemetery
Niagara Regional Municipality
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jun 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27904928
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Thomas, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: Jul. 20, 2011
Added: Jul. 9, 2008
Rest in Peace, Bishop. You have served the Lord well.|
Added: Jun. 29, 2008