Joseph Francis Maguire
|The Most Reverend
Joseph Francis Maguire
|Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts|
|See||Springfield in Massachusetts|
|Installed||October 15, 1977|
|Term ended||December 27, 1991|
|Predecessor||Christopher Joseph Weldon|
|Successor||John Aloysius Marshall|
|Other posts||Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (1972-76)|
|Ordination||June 29, 1945|
|Consecration||February 2, 1972|
September 4, 1919 |
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
Joseph Maguire was born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts, and received his early education at St. Columbkille's grammar and high schools in Brighton. He attended Boston College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941. He then began his studies for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston on June 29, 1945.
Maguire's first assignment was as a curate at St. Joseph's Church in Lynn. He then served at St. Anne's Church in Readville, Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain, and St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton. From 1956 to 1959, he served as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserve and the Massachusetts National Guard. He served as secretary to Cardinal Richard Cushing and his successor, Cardinal Humberto Sousa Medeiros, between 1962 and 1971. He was pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy from 1971 to 1972.
On December 1, 1971, Maguire was appointed auxiliary bishop of Boston and titular bishop of Mactaris by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on February 2, 1972 from Cardinal Medeiros, with Bishops Jeremiah Francis Minihan and Thomas Joseph Riley serving as co-consecrators. He was named coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Springfield on April 13, 1976. Upon the resignation of Bishop Christopher Joseph Weldon, Maguire succeeded him as the fifth Bishop of Springfield on October 15, 1977.
He remained Bishop of the Diocese until his retirement which took place on December 27, 1991.
- "BISHOP JOSEPH MAGUIRE". Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.
- "Bishop Joseph Francis Maguire". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
|Consecrated by:||Humberto Sousa Medeiros|
|Bishop||Date of consecration|
|Leo Edward O'Neil||22 August 1980|
|Thomas Ludger Dupré||31 May 1990|