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Rev James Johnston Navagh
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1901
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1965
Rome
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy

Most Rev. James Navagh was Bishop of Ogdensburg, New York from 1957 to 1963, and Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey from 1963 to 1965. He was the son of George and Catherine Navagh. He attended Canisius College and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara University and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York on December 21, 1929.
He served as assistant pastor of Holy Cross Church, Buffalo, from 1930 to 1937, and in 1937 became pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Brant. In 1939, he was named the first director of the Buffalo Missionary Apostolate, which helped train newly ordained priests in actual parish conditions and built up parishes in communities that had small Catholic populations. He wrote a book about his experiences.
He served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Fredonia from 1940 to 1942, and moved to full time work on the Apostolate after that.
Bishop Navagh was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina on July 29, 1952. On May 8, 1957, he was named the seventh bishop of Ogdensburg, New York and in 1963, was appointed Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey.
Bishop Navagh died from a heart attack in Rome Italy, while attending the Second Vatican Council. He was 64.
 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Paterson
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Charles Zadora
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90632832
Rev James Johnston Navagh
Added by: Charles Zadora
 
Rev James Johnston Navagh
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Your devotion to Catholic education remains a central part of your legacy, Your Excellency! God Bless you always!
- God Bless
 Added: Sep. 4, 2016
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Navagh, 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.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
 
 
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