October 11, 2016

McGuire, Reverend Monsignor Anthony W.


1930 – 2016

Reverend Monsignor Anthony W. McGuire, Pastor Emeritus, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia, died on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Monsignor McGuire was born on March 6, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Edward McGuire and the late Ellen (Love) McGuire. Monsignor McGuire attended Holy Cross Parochial School, Philadelphia, and Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Monsignor McGuire was ordained on May 11, 1957, at Immaculate Conception Church, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend John F. O’Hara, C.S.C., and named Honorary Prelate to His Holiness Pope Paul VI on January 18, 1976. Monsignor McGuire served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Kieran Parish, Heckscherville; Saint Mary Parish, Saint Clair; Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, Phoenixville; Faculty at Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown; Rector, Saint Joseph’s-in-the-Hills Retreat House, Pastor, Saint Titus Parish, Norristown. In 1991, Monsignor McGuire was appointed Pastor, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia, and named Pastor Emeritus there in 2003.

Reception of the Body will be held at Maternity B.V.M. Church, Philadelphia, on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:15 PM, followed by a viewing and a parish Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 PM.

Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Monsignor McGuire at 11:00 A.M. at Maternity B.V.M. Church, Philadelphia, on Friday, October 14, 2016. A viewing will be held beginning at 9:00 AM. Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Monsignor Francis X. Schmidt, Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan, Reverend Thomas Sodano and Reverend Paul Quinter. Father Sodano will be the homilist.

Monsignor McGuire is survived by his sisters: Bridget E. Speck, Sister Mary Carmel, S.S.J., and Edna Bennis and many loving nieces and nephews. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.