Rev. James McKearney, P.S.S.

M.S./M.Mus., S.T.L., S.T.D.
Rev. John C. Selner Chair for Sacred Music and Liturgy
Director of Music, Formation Faculty

Rev. James  McKearney, P.S.S., came to Theological College in 2019 to accept the John C. Selner Chair for Sacred Music and Liturgy and is now serving as music director and formation faculty.

Father McKearny grew up in Connecticut and attended public schools in Terryville. He studied at Western Connecticut State University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education. He has served as a church organist and choir director since 1979.

He was accepted into the Society of St. Sulpice in 1997 and served as a parochial vicar for two years. He was assigned as a faculty member and music director in St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, in 1999. He received his S.T.L and S.T.D. degrees from the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome) in 2008 and became rector and president of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in 2009.