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James Massa
American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church

James Massa

James Massa
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Intro American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
Is Priest
From United States of America Jersey
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 3 September 1960, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Age 61 years
Star sign Virgo
Yale Divinity School
Boston College
Fordham University
James Massa
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James Massa (born September 3, 1960) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and rector of St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie).


James Massa was born on September 3, 1960 in Jersey City, New Jersey in the Archdiocese of Newark. He studied at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. He holds a B.A. from Boston College (1982), a Masters in theology from Yale Divinity School (1985), and a doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University (1997) where he was supervised by Avery Dulles, SJ. He has published several articles and book reviews.

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn on Oct. 25, 1986 by Bishop Francis Mugavero.

After priestly ordination he held the following positions: assistant priest of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, NY (1986-1990); adjunct professor at Saint John's University in Queens (1987-1989); Chaplain of Queens College (1990-1993); Chaplain and professor of Kansas Newman College (1993-1996); Professor of Pope John XXIII National Seminary (1997-2001) and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington (2001-2005); Executive Director of the Committee ecumenical and interreligious US bishops' conference (2005-2011); Consultant to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (since 2007), Professor of Saint Joseph Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York (since 2012), Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Brooklyn and administrator of Holy Name Parish in Brooklyn (2014).

Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn

Massa was appointed Titular Bishop of Bardstown and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn on May 19, 2015 by Pope Francis. He received his episcopal consecration on July 20, 2015.

In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and German.

Episcopal succession

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Succeeded by
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