John Grimes (bishop)

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John Grimes

John Grimes (December 18, 1852 – July 26, 1922) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Syracuse from 1912 until his death in 1922.

Biography[edit]

John Grimes was born in County Limerick to John and Bridget (née Hammon) Grimes.[1] He was educated at both a national school and a Jesuit college in Ireland before going to Canada, where he enrolled at the College of Saint-Hyacinthe in 1874.[2]

Attached to the Diocese of Albany, New York, in the United States, he was sent by Bishop Francis McNierney to study at the Grand Seminary of Montreal in 1878.[2] He was ordained to the priesthood in Albany on February 19, 1882.[3] He then served as a curate at St. Mary's Church in Syracuse until 1887, when he became pastor of St. Paul's Church in Whitesboro.[2] In 1890 he returned to St. Mary's as its pastor.[1]

On February 1, 1909, Grimes was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Syracuse and Titular Bishop of Hermeria by Pope Pius X.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 16 from Archbishop John Murphy Farley, with Bishops Patrick Anthony Ludden and Thomas Burke serving as co-consecrators.[3] Upon the death of Bishop Ludden, Grimes succeeded him as the second Bishop of Syracuse on August 6, 1912.[3] He remained as bishop until his death in 1922, aged 69. A Catholic high school, Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School was formed in the 1960, after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Most Rev. John Grimes". Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. 
  2. ^ a b c The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography II. New York: James T. White & Company. 1892. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Bishop John Grimes". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 

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Preceded by
Patrick Anthony Ludden
Bishop of Syracuse
1912—1922
Succeeded by
Daniel Joseph Curley