Chaplain

Welcome to our new LAOH State Chaplain for Michigan, Fr. Tim McCabe!

TimMcCabeFather Timothy M. McCabe, SJ, 52, is a native of Ferndale, Mich., where he and his three sisters were raised by their parents, Mary Patricia (Cassin) and William McCabe. From a young age, Fr. McCabe was drawn to the poor and marginalized and immersed himself in social justice issues. He was actively involved in the Catholic Worker Movement and Detroit peace community, worked as director of a refugee resettlement project, repaired houses for Detroit’s inner-city poor, served meals in a soup kitchen, and made a humanitarian aid mission to El Salvador, where he met the Jesuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Detroit Mercy, he served as the Jesuit Volunteer Corps’ Midwest director. After years of discernment, he joined the Jesuits in 2005.

Father McCabe studied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and obtained a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif., while also serving as a deacon at St. Agnes Catholic Church in San Francisco. As a Jesuit, Fr. McCabe also worked in a hospice for the homeless in San Francisco, served as development director at Loyola High School in Detroit, and worked in Chicago with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, which offers retreats to homeless women and men. One aspect of his life that informs and inspires his ministry is being a father to his daughter, Mary. Father McCabe and Mary, who received a law degree from Fordham University with a focus on international law and human rights, enjoy a close relationship and share a love for Ignatian spirituality and passion for social justice. He will serve as associate pastor and director of the Warming Center at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in Detroit.

I am profoundly grateful to God and the Society of Jesus for the gift of this life. None of this would be possible without a loving and supportive family and countless friends who have inspired and encouraged me along the way. My Jesuit priesthood is about being of service to others, and I humbly offer it with great joy and wholehearted gratitude.

The AOH Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Walsh/AOH Hall, Redford Mi. at 12:00 Noon. If any division has the name of a member who has passed away within the past year, please contact me Tom Kish, at Tom.kish@comcast.net, with the name by Oct 10, 2019.

St. Patrick`s Division and Our Lady of Knock Ancient Order of Hibernians present Blackthorn in Concert An Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Siena Heights University Music Hall $30 General Admission This is a fundraiser for the An Gorta Mor monument preservation fund at St. Joseph`s Shrine in the […]

The Sr. Annette Marie Byrne Division is sponsoring the fifth annual fundraiser featuring Blackthorn. The fundraiser will be held at St. Jude Brophy Center Saturday October 19, 2019. The address is 1110 Four Mile Road in Grand Rapids. Tickets are $40.00 a person for dinner and the concert. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at […]

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