About
BISHOP JOSEPH MAGUIRE

Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, Bishop Emeritus
Retired Fifth Bishop of Springfield, MA

Born: Roxbury, MA – Sept. 4, 1919

Education: St. Columbkille’s Grammar & High Schools, Brighton, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Boston College 1941

Studied for Priesthood:St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA

Honorary LL. D. Degree Boston College, 1976

Ordained: June 29, 1945
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

Assignments: Assistant, St. Joseph’s Lynn
Assistant, St. Anne’s Readville
Assistant, Blessed Sacrament Jamaica Plain
Assistant, St. Mary of the Hills Milton

Chaplain U. S. Army Reserve and Mass. National Guard
1956-1959


Secretary & Master of Ceremonies to
Richard Cardinal Cushing, and
Humberto Cardinal Medeiros
1962-1971

Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Quincy
1971-1972

Episcopal Appointments:
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Ordained Feb. 2, 1972
1972-1976

Coadjutor Bishop of Springfield
Apr. 3, 1976 – Oct. 15, 1977

Fifth Bishop of Springfield
Oct. 15, 1977 – Feb. 18, 1992

RETIRED: February 18, 1992