Bartholomew Paul Fu, O.P.
Birth: August 24, 1915
Profession: October 3, 1949
Ordination: March 14, 1946
Died: August 23, 2001
Bartholomew Fu was born in Fukien, Chungan, China, the son of Peter and Mary (Ho) Fu. He attended grammar school at the Catholic Mission School in Kienow, Fukien, China and the Normal High School in Shanghai. He studied for the priesthood at St. Joseph Regional Seminary in Foochow, Fukien, China where he was ordained by the Most Rev. Theodore Labrador, O.P for the Apostolic Prefecture of Kienow, Fukien Province. Shortly, thereafter, he came to the United States and in September 1948 entered the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph at St. Rose Priory, Springfield, KY taking the religious name, Paul. Here he made his simple profession. Three years later on October 3, 1952 he made solemn profession at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC. He became a naturalized citizen in 1964.
Fr. Fu was first assigned to St. Stephen Priory, Dover, MA (1954-1956) where he engaged in preaching for the foreign missions. For the next 22 years (1956-78) he was a parochial assistant at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City. His last active ministry assignment was the hospital apostolate at St. Catherine of Siena Priory, New York City (1978-2001). He was scheduled to retire as a hospital chaplain in mid-September 2001 and was assigned to St. Vincent Ferrer Priory but before he could move there he passed away.
The Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church with interment at the Dominican Friars’ Plot at All Souls’ Cemetery, Pleasantville, NY.