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Called to Serve


Former Columbia Editor Ordained to Priesthood


Father Timothy S. Hickey, a former editor of Columbia magazine, was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Hartford at St. Joseph Cathedral May 11. He was ordained with six other men for the archdiocese.

Father Hickey began working at the Supreme Council in 1983 as a staff writer in the Order’s Department of Fraternal Services. In 1988, he transferred to Columbia magazine as associate editor. He was appointed as editor-in-chief in 1999 after having served for seven years as the magazine’s managing editor.

Father Hickey began to pursue a vocation to the priesthood in 2008 and studied at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. Following his ordination, he was assigned to St. Rita Church in Hamden, Conn. Father Hickey is a member of Father Michael J. McGivney Council 10705 in New Haven.