ARCHDIOCESAN PRIEST, REV. WARREN J. MCCARTHY, DIES
Maryville Administrator and Seminary Professor
CHICAGO (November 19, 2013) - Rev. Warren J. McCarthy, whose priestly career included positions in administration at Maryville Academy and instruction at the Archdiocese’s minor and college seminaries, died Sunday, November 17, at St. Benedict Home in Niles, where he was a resident. Fr. McCarthy was 86 years old at the time of his death and was pastor emeritus of St. Marcelline Parish in Schaumburg.
Fr. McCarthy was born in Chicago on March 21, 1927, one of ten children in an Irish Catholic family. He graduated from St. Bartholomew Catholic School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained by Cardinal Stritch in 1952.
Fr. McCarthy did post graduate studies at Northwestern University’s School of Speech and at Loyola University’s Pastoral Institute.
He was the assistant superintendent for Maryville Academy in Des Plaines from 1952 to 1957. For the next five years, Fr. McCarthy was a professor at Quigley Seminary, transferring to Niles College at Mundelein Seminary in 1961. He taught there for 11 years before being named the assistant pastor at St. Zachary Parish in Des Plaines in 1972.
In 1976, Fr. McCarthy became the pastor of St. Marcelline Parish in Schaumburg, where he served for 21 years before retiring from active ministry in 1997. In the late 80s, Fr. McCarthy served on the Priests’ Senate and as an Archdiocesan Advisor.
Visitation for Fr. McCarthy will take place from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at St. Marcelline Parish, 822 South Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Fr. Ronald Lewinski, pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation in Mundelein, will be the main celebrant of the funeral Mass for Fr. McCarthy at 7:30 p.m. following the visitation. Fr. Haldane Mysliwiec will deliver the homily.
Interment will take place on Thursday, November 21, at Calvary Cemetery. Fr. McCarthy is survived by his brother, Fr. James McCarthy, a priest of the Archdiocese, another brother, Daniel and his sister, Sr. Marian, O.P.