Rev. Mr. James O’Reilly

Fourth Theology

St. Mary's Seminary & University
Shenandoah University


My name’s James O’Reilly and I was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Thomas and Teresa O’Reilly.  I grew up in a military family and I have lived in North Carolina, England, Alabama, and Virginia. I spent most of my life in Yorktown, Virginia and I have been active at St. Joan of Arc parish.  While growing up, I was involved with music, youth ministry, and the Boy Scouts.  I am also an Eagle Scout recipient.  I decided to attend Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance as a saxophonist.  Besides performing in the various ensembles at Shenandoah University and participating in local music competitions, I took an active role in the Catholic Campus Ministry.  I am currently in my 2nd Theology year at St. Mary’s seminary.  Please continue to pray for our seminarians!

Quick Stats:

  • Favorite Book: The Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite Saint: St. Cecilia
  • Home Parish: St. Joan of Arc, Yorktown