Rev. John McIntyre, SJ
Friday, July 25, 2014
Posted by: Mary DeBroeck
Rev. John McIntyre, SJ, a Jesuit priest for over 60 years and long-time member of the Canon Law Society of America, died July 19, 2014 at Campion Center, Weston MA.
Father McIntyre was ordained to the priesthood in June, 1963, at the College of the Holy Cross. After receiving a Ph.D. in English and teaching for several years, Father McIntyre undertook canon law studies at Catholic University, in Washington, earning J.C.L. and J.C.D. degrees in the early 1980's. From 1989 to 1998, he taught canon law at St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, and served as a judge in the archdiocesan tribunal there. In 1998, he came to the Jesuit Community at Boston College, where he continued writing on canon law and serving as a judge on the Canadian Bishops’ appeals tribunal. In 2011, health issues led to his being assigned to the community at Campion Center. In recent months, a series of hospitalizations weakened him and he died peacefully at Campion on Saturday, July 12th, 2014.
His funeral mass will be held at 10:00AM, Tuesday, July 29 in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at the Campion Center in Weston, MA. A reception will follow. All are also welcome to attend a vigil/rosary at from 4:30-6:30 PM, Monday, July 28 in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at the Campion Center.
Letters of condolence may be sent to Thomas (brother of Father McIntyre) and his wife, Mary McIntyre, at 26 Hillside Ave, Melrose, MA 02176.
Please remember Father McIntyre, his family, and his friends in your prayers. May he rest in God's peace.