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Rev Fr James R. Cain

Rev Fr James R. Cain

Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska, USA
Death 6 May 2013 (aged 82)
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 110177760 · View Source
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Founding pastor of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific St. Survived by niece, Barbara Becker of Fremont, California, and brother priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Memorials to Priest Retirement Fund.
VISITATION begins Friday, 5pm with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, 10:30am at St. Wenceslaus Church; Archbishop George J. Lucas, principal celebrant, officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
From the Omaha World Herald Newspaper:
Monsignor James Cain, a retired priest and former chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Tuesday at age 82.

Archbishop George J. Lucas will preside Saturday at the funeral Mass at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, where Cain served as pastor for 12 years. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Cain was chancellor from 1969 to 1981 and helped implement the changes of Vatican II in the archdiocese, said Monsignor James Gilg, superintendent of Catholic schools, who lived with Cain for four years at St. Wenceslaus.

In 1981, Cain was appointed vicar general, and he was assigned to build the new St. Wenceslaus Church in southwest Omaha.

He was pastor at St. Wenceslaus from 1981 to 1995, then served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, Neb., until he retired in 2002 and moved to St. John Vianney Residence in Omaha.

He received the title of monsignor in 2003.

A native of Elgin, Neb., Cain studied for the priesthood at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., and St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

Ordained in 1956, his first assignment was assistant pastor at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, where he served for five years.

After an assignment at then-Kearney State Hospital, he spent three years in graduate study in Rome and received a doctorate in canon law.

In 1965, he was named secretary to the archdiocesan marriage tribunal, and in 1967 was appointed vice chancellor, vicar for religious and defender of the bond.

Cain also was a pro-synodal judge and served on the Archdiocesan College of Consulters and the Metropolitan Tribunal.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr James R. Cain (25 Sep 1930–6 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110177760, citing Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .