Saint Colman Church

Ardmore, PA

Father James C. Sherlock came to St. Colman in July 2004 from Our Lady of Lourdes, where he had been pastor for 19 years.  Father was ordained in 1964 and celebrated his first Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Havertown.  He began his priestly ministry as parochial vicar at Our Mother of Sorrows parish.  He served at St. Jerome, Annunciation BVM in Havertown, Our Lady of Grace and St. John in Yardley. In addition to parish service, Father has had part-time assignments as Chaplain of Archbishop Ryan and Bishop Conwell High Schools, at Nazareth and Lankenau Hospitals, and as Director of the Main Line CYO Region for seven years.  He was elected to the Archdiocesan Council of Priests for a term of six years.  His love for all, young and old, and his tireless efforts for the CYO merited him the Father Daly award, the highest commendation presented by the Archdiocesan CYO to a religious volunteer.

Since coming to St. Colman, Father has directed the reconstruction of the pipe organ, and spearheaded the successful air conditioning of the Church.  He was instrumental in bringing the filming of the movie, “Our Lady of Victory” (a film depicting the national victory of the Immaculata College basketball team in the 1970s) to St. Colman’s in June 2007.  He supports all of the parish activities, including the annual Pasta Night and Volunteer Dinner.  Father still has time to visit the shut-ins and makes weekly visits to the Catholic patients at Bryn Mawr Hospital.