Assignment Record– Rev. John E. Guiney
Summary of Case: John E. Guiney was a priest of the Boston archdiocese ordained in 1947. He worked at the Catholic Boys' Guidance Center prior to going on "sick leave" for a year. He then assisted at parishes across the archdiocese before being named pastor of St. Teresa's in Watertown in 1973. Guiney retired in 1988 and died June 2, 1998. Guiney's name was included in a list of accused priests
posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011.
Died: June 2, 1998
Boston archbishop was RIchard James Cushing (1944-1970).
||Catholic Boys' Guidance Center
||The Center served 51 boys.
||Absent on Sick Leave
||4/6, 5/6, 6/7,
||Parish had a grade school with 585-708 boys and 575-631
girls, and a high school with 508-429 boys and 276-337 girls.
||St. Peter's (Italian)
||This was a mission of Immaculate Conception.
||Boston (Jamaica Plain)
||Parish had a grade school with 455-369 boys and a high
school with 460-398 girls.
Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros
||Parish had a school with 85-100 boys and 120-99 girls.
Bernard Francis Law replaced Medeiros (1984-2002).
||Guiney is not indexed in the 1988 Directory,
nor is he listed at his previous assignment or as retired.
||Guiney died June 2, 1998
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J.
Kenedy and Sons, 1948-1999)
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This assignment record was last updated on September 9, 2020.