June 23, 2021

McDonough, Reverend Monsignor James T.

1931- 2021

Reverend Monsignor James T. McDonough, Retired, Resident, Sunrise of Newtown Square, died on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Monsignor McDonough, was born on October 1, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Thomas J. McDonough and Louise M. Phillipps. Monsignor McDonough attended Our Lady of the Rosary Parochial School, Philadelphia, and West Philadelphia Catholic Boy’s High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Monsignor McDonough was ordained on May 11, 1957, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Germantown, by Most Reverend John F. O’Hara, C.S.C. . He was named Honorary Prelate of His Holiness John Paul VI on September 24, 1973. Monsignor McDonough served as Parochial Vicar, All Saints Chapel, Philadelphia; Our Lady of Angels Parish, Philadelphia. He was on the Faculty at Roman Catholic High School for Boys, Philadelphia and Student Priest at Catholic
University of America, Washington DC. He served as Assistant Director, Catholic Charities Appeal, and Director, Secretariat for Catholic Human Services. He served as Pastor Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, from 1983 through 1989. Monsignor McDonough served as the First Regional Vicar for Chester County from 1986 through 2006. Monsignor McDonough also served as Director, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, from 2006 through 2014.

Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Dorothy Church, Drexel Hill, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 A.M., followed by a viewing. Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Monsignor McDonough at 10:30 A.M.  Concelebrating will be Reverend Michael D. Murphy, and Reverend Keith J. Chylinski will be the homilist.

Monsignor McDonough is survived by his cousins. Interment will be at Saint Denis Cemetery, Havertown, PA