Father James McCabe, CSP, dies

December 25, 2011

Paulist Father James McCabe died the morning of Dec. 25 in Toronto. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29 at St. Peter’s Church in Toronto. A wake service will be held at the church Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. Father McCabe, 81, died of cancer.

Make a gift in memory of Fr. McCabe Father McCabe was born in New York City on Nov. 1, 1930 and was ordained a Paulist priest on May 11, 1957.

After his ordination, Father McCabe served as associate pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles form June through September of 1957. He then served as:

  • Associate pastor of Old St. Mary’s Church, San Francisco, 1957-1960
  • Associate director of the Catholic Information Center, Baltimore, 1962-1971
  • Director of the Family Life Center, Baltimore, 1971-1978 while still ministering at the Information Center;
  • Studying at the University of Notre Dame, September 1979-January 1980;
  • Associate Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish, Toronto, January-September 1980;
  • Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish, Toronto, 1980-1988;
  • Superior of The Paulist Center, Boston, 1988-1990;
  • Pastor and superior of St. Austin’s Parish, Austin, 1990-1997;
  • Sabbatical, 1997-1999;
  • Associate Pastor, St. Peter’s Church, Toronto, 1999 until entering senior ministry status (retirement)