MOST REV. JOSEPH P. DELANEY
DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH,
CLASS OF 1961
Born: in Fall River , Mass. 08/29/1934. Ordained: 12/ 18/1960, in Rome for the Diocese of Fall River .
Assignments: He came to Diocese of Brownsville in 1967. Four years later he was incardinated as a priest of the Diocese of Brownsville. In Fall River he served as assistant pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and teacher and chaplain of James Coyle High School , both in Taunton . He was also assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Fall River. While assigned to the Diocese of Brownsville, Delaney served as assistant pastor of St Jude parish in Pharr , Texas , and Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen . He was later pastor of both Good Shepherd and Christ the King parishes in Brownsville . He was also appointed superintendent of schools and co-chancellor of the Brownsville Diocese as well as chief judge of the diocesan tribunal.
Episcopal Ordination: as the second bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth on September 13, 1981, by Archbishop Patrick Flores and retiring Fort Worth Bishop John J. Cassata.
Died: in his sleep 07/12/2005.
Funeral Mass: 07/18/2005, celebrated by Bishop Kevin Vann at Fort Worth Cathedral. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery , Fort Worth