Fr. James C. Hayes

Diocese:  Diocese of Syracuse

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1966-1967:  St. Mary, Binghamton
  • 1973:  St. Louis, Oswego
  • 1974:  St. John the Evangelist, Oswego
  • 1974-1978:  Oswego Catholic High School/Bishop Cunningham Catholic High School, Oswego (renamed 1976)
  • 1978-1984:  St. Anne, Parish
  • 1985-1988:  St. John the Baptist, Syracuse
  • 1989-1991:  Holy Family, Fulton
  • 1992-2002:  Chaplain at Community General Hospital, Syracuse
  • 1993-2003:  St. Michael, Onondaga Hill
  • 1998-2002:  Our Lady of Good Counsel, Warners

Notes:  Removed from his assignment in 6/02 after allegations resurfaced about “inappropriate behavior” years ago. Incident was first reported in 1990 and Hayes went to St. Luke’s. He had been serving as hospital chaplain since 1991. Per 6/03 article, Hayes had been permanently removed from ministry.

Sources: 6.6.02Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03 Daily Times 03.14.18

Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.