Father James P. McSorlely, O.M.I.

Catholic Voice
June 20, 2005

Oblate Father James P. McSorley, who had been a resident at the Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland since 2003, died there on May 27. He was 84 years old.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1921, he entered the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1937 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He served in the Philippines for 16 years from 1946 � 1960. He also spent many years in Germany as a military chaplain and in various pastoral ministries in Idaho and Washington.

The funeral Mass was held June 7 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oblate residence in Tewksbury, MA followed by burial in the community�s cemetery.


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