James J. McCarthy, O.S.A.

1873 – 1931 (August 20)

James Joseph McCarthy, son of Timothy McCarthy and Mary Burns, was born in Rutland, New York on June 6, 1873. He entered the novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, on September 19, 1895, and professed vows on September 19, 1896. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Ryan in the Cathedral of Philadelphia on September 23, 1899.

Father McCarthy was assigned to Saint James Parish, Carthage, N.Y., in September 1899, where he remained until June, 1901, when he was transferred to Saint Mary Parish, Waterford, also in New York. In July, 1903, he was appointed to Villanova College as Vice President. He returned to parish ministry with his assignment as rector of Saint Joseph Parish, Greenwich, in 1905, and later in December, 1910, to the same position at Saint Augustine in Lansingburgh. In 1910 he was also appointed a definitor of the Province. In 1922, Father McCarthy was name rector at Immaculate Conception Parish, Hoosick Falls, and remained there until his resignation in October, 1928. He then assumed the positions of prior and pastor at Saint Augustine, Troy.

Father McCarthy was 58 when he died on August 20, 1931 in Troy. He is buried at Saint Augustine’s in Troy.