Rev. MULCAHY, William P. MM

Photo: MM

* Birth in Framingham, Massachusetts (馬薩諸塞), U.S.A. (美國): [25 May 1903]
* Ordination: [22 January 1929]
* Arrival in Hong Kong: [1952]
* Death in Chicago (芝加哥), U.S.A.: [25 October 1972]

# Information according to Maryknoll Fathers and brothers in Hong Kong 1920-2010


Death of Father W. Mulcahy, M.M.
Former Local Superior of Maryknoll

Father William P. Mulcahy, MM, Local Superior of the Maryknoll Missioners in Hong Kong in the 1950s, died last week in Chicago, aged 69.

Father Mulcahy was born in 1903. He was ordained priest in 1929, went to Wuchow, Kwangsi, and worked there as a missioner till he was expelled by the Communist over twenty years later.

After expulsion, he stayed in Hong Kong where he was soon appointed Maryknoll Local Superior. In this post, he directed the intense Maryknoll effort to give all possible help to the refugees who were then crowding into Hong Kong. This work, a glowing chapter in the history of Maryknoll and in the history of the Church in Hong Kong.

Father Mulcahy took a vigorous personal part in the work, particularly in the building of one-storey houses for homeless refugees. The hillside at Ngau Tau Kok is still dotted with monuments to his initiative and energy.

On ceasing to be Local Superior in 1958, he became chaplain to the USA Navy centre at Fenwick Pier. After a short period he was recalled to the USA to become Pastor of the Chinese Parish of the Transfiguration, New York. He was later transferred to the Pastor-ship of the Chinese parish in Chicago, where he remained till his death.

3 November 1972

先賢錄--香港天主教神職及男女修會會士 (1841-2010), 天主教香港教區檔案處, 2010.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Hong Kong 1920-2010, Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, 2011.
先賢錄--香港天主教神職及男女修會會士 (1841-2016), 天主教香港教區檔案處, 2016.