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Deacon James McCabe, C.Ss.R. to be ordained a priest June 11

Deacon Jim McCabe teaches a middle school religious
education class at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Bethpage, NY.

Deacon James P. McCabe, who has served his diaconate assignment at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Bethpage, NY, will be ordained to the priesthood June 11 at St. Peter the Apostle Church/Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre will preside at the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the Upper Church.

A native of Red Bank, NJ, Deacon McCabe professed his final vows in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) on July 17, 2010, and was ordained a deacon in September 2010 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. His first priestly assignment will be announced after his ordination.

He has written a blog about his ministry experiences at St. Martin of Tours. Click here to read about his experiences.

McCabe, 54, is the oldest of four children of Robert and Vivian McCabe. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from The Citadel in 1979, and then served as an electronic warfare officer (lieutenant) aboard the USS Peleliu in Long Beach, CA, from 1979-83.
He first entered the Redemptorists in 1983. He pursued philosophy and theology studies and completed novitiate, but chose to leave the order in 1987.
McCabe then pursued a career in economic and community development in the Staten Island and New York City areas. He was also active in Nativity Parish in Fair Haven, NJ, serving as a lector and a Eucharistic minister. He married in 1993, but divorced and was granted an annulment in 2002.
He earned a master’s in business administration from Dowling College in 2005, and re-entered the Redemptorists in 2006, pursuing theology studies at Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. In 2009, the Redemptorists relocated their theology program to Boston College where McCabe finished his master’s in divinity in May 2010.
Please keep Deacon Jim in your prayers as he prepares for ordination.
St. John Neumann, and Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!