MEREDITH — Catholic mass will be said by Father Jack Hurley of St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC, on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Saint John’s-on-the-Lake on Bear Island.
Father Hurley has strong ties to the Lakes Region, having spent summers on Squam Lake, including a few years as a counselor at Camp Hale in Sandwich. He grew up in Somerville, MA, attended Providence College, Harvard Kennedy School, and later received a Ph.D. in politics at Catholic University. After 15 years as a Foreign Service Officer and tours in South Africa, Germany and Vietnam, he entered Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In 1982 he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Washington. He also served parishes in Merrimac and Keene in New Hampshire. At present he is “on active retirement” at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC. He also lectures part time in the Politics Department at Catholic University.