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Retirements of Two Priests, New Assignments for Seven Others Announced
Rev. James W. Fahey, from pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish in South Attleboro, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in North Easton;
Father Fahey was born in Taunton.
completed four years of high school and one college year at the Columban Fathers' Seminary
in Silver Lake, N.Y.
He continued his preparation for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained by Bishop Connolly on May 1, 1970 in St. Mary's Cathedral.
was first assigned as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
, Osterville, and in 1971 was sent to Immaculate Conception Parish
in North Easton, where he
will now return as pastor.
In July 1977, Father Fahey
began a 20 year career as a U.S. Navy chaplain and served in posts all over the world.
Retiring from the Navy with the rank of commander in 1997, he returned to his home diocese to become pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish in South Attleboro.
History Page for St. James the Apostle
Father James Fahey, a member of the Holy Cross community, was named the first pastor.
The first parish Mass was celebrated on June 6, 1976 at Teague Middle School
, with Father Fahey
leading the celebration.
After much deliberation and discussion a plan for the church was adopted and an architect was chosen.
The present church was completed and the first Mass was celebrated on February 25, 1979 by Father James Fahey
...On July 1, 1981 Father Bob, also from the Holy Cross Congregation, succeeded Father Fahey and became the second pastor of St. James.
Pastor: Rev. James W. Fahey
Rectory Phone: 508-238-3232
Religious Education Office : Phone 508-238-3230
Documentary focuses on restoring trust ‘at the altar,’ in Catholic clergy - Catholic Online
In the documentary, Father James Fahey of St. Theresa's Church reminds viewers that before the clergy sex-abuse scandal faithful Catholics turned to priests for every need."The trust we had was created 100 years ago," he said."It took years to build up."
To regain that respect, he
said, the clergy will have to serve "generously and freely" for a period that will surpass his
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Rev. James W. Fahey