|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2004|
Bishop John Joseph Glynn
published in The Pilot
John Joseph Glynn was born on August 6, 1926 in Boston, one of four children of Michael J. and Nellie (Hurley) Glynn. He attended Boston Latin School and St. John's Seminary, Brighton. He was ordained a priest on April 11, 1951 by Archbishop Richard James Cushing of Boston and celebrated his first Mass on April 15, 1951 at St. Gregory Church, Dorchester.
After ordination, he served as a parochial vicar between 1951 and 1960 at three churches: St. Mary in Billerica (1951 to 1952); Our Lady of the Lake in Monponsett (1952 to 1954); and St. Mary Church in Franklin (1954 to 1960). Father Glynn entered the Navy Chaplain Corps in 1960, serving in both the United States, assigned to the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and the Pacific which included two tours of duty in Vietnam.
He also served in the office of the Navy Chief of Chaplains as personnel director, both in Washington, DC, and at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He retired from the military in 1985 with the rank of captain.
In 1986, Father Glynn was named a staff member of the Congregation for Bishops' office for military ordinariates. After finishing his service with the Holy See, he was appointed vice chancellor and vicar for chaplains in the Archdiocese for Military Services located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
On Dec. 10, 1991, Pope John Paul II appointed Father Glynn Titular Bishop of Monteverde and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Pope John Paul II ordained him a bishop on Jan. 6, 1992 in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The co-ordaining bishops were Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re, Substitute of the Secretariate of State, and Archbishop Josip Uhac, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
After more than ten years of service as Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Archdiocese, Bishop Glynn resigned on Aug. 13, 2002. He died on Aug. 23, 2004 at Mlton Hospital, Milton, Massachusetts after a long battle with cancer. He was buried at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan.
Michael J. Glynn (1888 - 1969)
Nellie T. Hurley Glynn (1894 - 1953)
James M. Glynn (1920 - 2004)*
John Joseph Glynn (1926 - 2004)
Mary T. Glynn (1932 - 2006)*
New Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Janice
Record added: Nov 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80793862
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Glynn, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: May. 11, 2012
Praise God for this good and faithful servant|
Added: Nov. 21, 2011