Golden Jubilarian Priest: Father Timothy MacCarthy
After attending All Hollows College Seminary in Dublin, Ireland, Father Timothy MacCarthy was ordained on June 19, 1960. He celebrated his First Mass on June 20, 1960, at the Poor Clare Convent, Harold Cross in Dublin.
On Sunday, June 20, St. Nicholas Parish celebrated Fr. Tim’s 50th anniversary Mass.
He was a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1960 to 1976, having served at Mother of Sorrows Church in Los Angeles, St. Genevieve’s Church in Panorama City, St. Andrew’s Church in Pasadena, and Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach from 1972 to 1980.
The Diocese of Orange was established in 1976. Fr. Tim served as Pastor at St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos from 1980-1990.
According to parish history, published on St. Hedwig’s website, Fr. Tim was instrumental in the growth of the parish, both in membership and spirituality.
“His leadership played an instrumental role in the renovation of the church that would reflect the liturgical and pastoral mandates of Vatican II. The construction of our new house of worship began in 1989,” the history reads.
Fr. Tim then served as Pastor at St. Cecilia Church in Tustin from 1990 – 2005. He has been in residence here at St. Nicholas since July, 2005 since his retirement.
Thank You, Fr. Tim, for your ministry to us and for your celebration as a Golden Jubilarian Priest!
Photo credit: R.J. Mudd