Staff Member: Deacon James Dunbar
Deacon James Dunbar
Deacon James N. Dunbar was ordained to the permanent diaconate on October 10, 1998 by Bishop Robert E. Mulvee in SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Providence, R.I., and assigned to Jesus Saviour Parish the same day.
He is married to Claudia (Brandao) Dunbar and they have six children and 12 grandchildren. They reside in Tiverton and are members of St. Theresa's Parish where Claudia is a Eucharistic minister.
Deacon Jim graduated from LaSalle Academy in Providence and received a bachelor's degree in English from Boston College. He received a master's degree in pastoral theology from Providence College. He is a U.S. Army veteran.
A former teacher and career newsman, Deacon Jim is the retired city editor of the Fall River Herald News and is retired as the news editor of The Anchor, the newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts.
The deacon's special ministry is to Newport Hospital where he assists pastor Father Frank O'Loughlin in pastoral care. At Jesus Saviour Church, he has preached parish missions and presented religious education forums for adults and teens.