Timothy Joseph Harrington

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Timothy Joseph Harrington
Bishop of Worcester
titular bishop of Rusuca
Church Roman Catholic
See Diocese of Worcester
AppointedSeptember 1, 1983
InstalledOctober 13, 1983
Term endedOctober 27, 1994
Predecessor Bernard Joseph Flanagan
Successor Daniel Patrick Reilly
Orders
OrdinationJanuary 19, 1946
by  Thomas Michael O'Leary
ConsecrationJuly 2, 1968
by  Bernard Joseph Flanagan, John Joseph Wright, and Christopher Joseph Weldon
Personal details
BornDecember 19, 1918
DiedMarch 23, 1997
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Previous post(s) Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester
Education College of the Holy Cross (AB)
Grand Séminaire de Montréal
Boston College (MSW)
MottoTo serve, not to be served
Styles of
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Timothy Joseph Harrington (December 19, 1918 March 23, 1997) was an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Worcester in Massachusetts from 1983 to 1994. He previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the same diocese from 1968 to 1983.

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Biography

Early life

Timothy Harrington was born on December 19, 1918, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1941. [1] Harrington studied at the Grand Seminary of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, before returning to Boston, where he earned a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College. [1]

Priesthood

Harrington was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Worcester by Bishop Thomas O'Leary on January 19, 1946. [2] He then served as a curate at St. Bernard's Parish in Worcester until 1951. That year, Harrington became chaplain at Nazareth Home for Boys in Leicester, Massachusetts and began work with Catholic Charities. [1] He served as director of the House of Our Lady of the Way (1957–1960) and director of Catholic Charities (1960–1968). Harrington was named a papal chamberlain by Pope John XXIII in 1960. [1]

Auxiliary Bishop and Bishop of Worcester

On April 2, 1968, Harrington was appointed as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Worcester and titular bishop of Rusuca by Pope Paul VI. [2] He received his episcopal consecration on July 2, 1968, from Bishop Bernard Flanagan, with Bishops John Wright and Christopher Weldon serving as co-consecrators. [2] Harrington became chief financial officer of the diocese in 1968, and was named chancellor in 1975. [1]

Harrington was appointed as the third bishop of Worcester by Pope John Paul II on September 1, 1983. [2] His installation took place at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester on October 13, 1983. [2]

Retirement

Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75, Harrington submitted his letter of resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Worcester to John Paul II in December 1993. The pope accept his resignation was accepted on October 27, 1994, and named Bishop Daniel Reilly as his successor. [2]

Timothy Harrington died on March 23, 1997, in Worcester at age 78.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Pring, Jason (1997-03-24). "BISHOP TIMOTHY J. HARRINGTON, 78 - LED WORCESTER DIOCESE FOR 11 YEARS". The Boston Globe .
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Bishop Timothy Joseph Harrington". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.[ self-published source ]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Worcester
19831994
Succeeded by