Rev. John P. McGinty selected as St. Matthew's next Rector
The Wardens and Vestry of Saint Matthew’s Church, Worcester are delighted to announce the election of the Rev. John P. McGinty as our next Rector. Father John was born in Salem, MA, the first of John and Mary McGinty’s seven children. He grew up in Lynn, MA, where he graduated from Saint Mary’s High School. Only a generation earlier, both sides of his family had immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland. Father John is a graduate of Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1983 and served at various parishes in the Boston archdiocese. He also served on the faculty of St. John’s Seminary. From 2006 to 2010 he worked at Boston College, including a period as interim director of the Church in the 21st Century Center. In 2011 Father John was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Long Island. There he served as communications director and Dean and Canon for Formation at the George Mercer Jr. Memorial School of Theology in Garden City, NY. Since 2016 he has served as the Rector of the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, NY..