AUSTIN—Father Paul F. McCallum, a Catholic priest for 58 years, died Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020, in Georgetown. He was 87.
Visitation is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4800 Convict Hill Road in Austin, followed by the Vigil and Rosary at 7 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, also at St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sealy.
Masks are to be worn and social distancing observed at all services. Services will be livestreamed on the St. Catherine of Siena Parish website (www. stcatherine-austin.org).
Father McCallum was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Daniel J. and Grace M. Landry McCallum.
He attended Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth, MA, Stigmatine Junior Seminary in Wellesley, MA, and St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston.
Father McCallum was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin on June 2, 1962, by Bishop Thomas J. Riley in Watertown, MA.
He served at St. Monica Parish in Cameron, St. Mary Parish in Taylor, St. Joseph Parish in Rockdale, Immaculate Conception Parish in Sealy, and was the founding pastor of St. Paul Parish in Austin, where he remained until his retirement in January 2006. Father McCallum spent his
Father McCallum spent his retirement years living at the St. John Paul II Residence for Priests in Georgetown.
While retired, he served for three years on the diocesan Presbyteral Council representing the retired priests of the diocese.
Father McCallum was a Boston Red Sox fan as well, as a Round Rock Express fan.
He also enjoyed watching basketball and telling a good joke.
Father McCallum was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Harold, Edward and Robert McCallum.
Survivors are numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Parish, 10000 David Moore Dr., Austin, TX 78748.