Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Fr. J. Thomas Connery


Fr. J. Thomas Connery

Born: July 26, 1937
Originally From: Troy, NY
Resident of: Glenville, NY
-Mater Christi Seminary, 1957

-Mount St. Mary's College, 1959
-Mount St. Mary's Seminary, 1963


Ordained: May 25, 1963
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, N.Y.
Bishop William Scully

-1963; Assistant Pastor, St. Mary's, Little Falls, NY
-1967; Assistant Pastor, Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, AK
-1969; Administrator, Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, AK
-1971; Administrator, St. Benedict's, Anchorage, AK
-1974; Administrator, St. Michael's, Cordova, AK
-1975; Administrator, St. Paul Miki, Anchorage, AK
-1977; Hospital Chaplain, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
-1978; Pastor, St. Joseph's, Albany, NY
-1981; Pastor, St. Mary's, Little Falls, NY
-1986; Pastor, Sacred Heart, Little Falls, NY
-1990; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Glenville, NY
-2007; Pastor Emeritus, Immaculate Conception, Glenville, NY

Other Appointments and Assignments:
-High School Teacher/Counselor/Director of Athletics
-CYO Moderator of Herkimer County
-Director of Faith Formation, Anchorage, AK
-Prison Chaplain, Alaska State Penitentiary, Anchorage, AK
-University Chaplain, Alaska Methodist University, Anchorage, AK
-Director of Vocations, Anchorage, AK
-Liaison to Charismatic Renewal, Diocese of Albany, NY
-Dean of Herkimer County
-Fellow Member of the Explorer's Club
-Dean of Saratoga County

In the words of Fr. Connery... "It's been a wonderful journey.  I've been blessed by God, and I continue to love what I am doing as a priest."

Fr. Connery continues his ministry by leading prison retreats, chairing the advisory board for the Little Sisters of the Poor, and serving as chaplain to Magnificat, a women's Christian group.