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Fr. J. Thomas Connery

Fr. J. Thomas Connery

Born: July 26, 1937

Originally From: Troy, NY

Resident of: Glenville, NY


-Mater Christi Seminary, 1957

-Mount St. Mary's College, 1959

-Mount St. Mary's Seminary, 1963

Ordained: May 25, 1963

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, N.Y.

Bishop William Scully


-1963; Assistant Pastor, St. Mary's, Little Falls, NY

-1967; Assistant Pastor, Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, AK

-1969; Administrator, Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, AK

-1971; Administrator, St. Benedict's, Anchorage, AK

-1974; Administrator, St. Michael's, Cordova, AK

-1975; Administrator, St. Paul Miki, Anchorage, AK

-1977; Hospital Chaplain, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

-1978; Pastor, St. Joseph's, Albany, NY

-1981; Pastor, St. Mary's, Little Falls, NY

-1986; Pastor, Sacred Heart, Little Falls, NY

-1990; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Glenville, NY

-2007; Pastor Emeritus, Immaculate Conception, Glenville, NY

Other Appointments and Assignments:

-High School Teacher/Counselor/Director of Athletics

-CYO Moderator of Herkimer County

-Director of Faith Formation, Anchorage, AK

-Prison Chaplain, Alaska State Penitentiary, Anchorage, AK

-University Chaplain, Alaska Methodist University, Anchorage, AK

-Director of Vocations, Anchorage, AK

-Liaison to Charismatic Renewal, Diocese of Albany, NY

-Dean of Herkimer County

-Fellow Member of the Explorer's Club

-Dean of Saratoga County

In the words of Fr. Connery... "It's been a wonderful journey. I've been blessed by God, and I continue to love what I am doing as a priest."

Fr. Connery continues his ministry by leading prison retreats, chairing the advisory board for the Little Sisters of the Poor, and serving as chaplain to Magnificat, a women's Christian group.