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Brennan, Francis M.

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen

1913 – Born on March 19th in Darlington, New Jersey. The founding Pastor of the Church of the Holy Child in Staten Island.

         – He attended Sacred Heart School in Suffern, NY, Cathedral Prep in Manhattan and St. Joseph Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York.

1938 – Brennan served as Associate Pastor at St. John’s Kingsbridge in the Bronx.

1945 – He was the Prefect of Discipline at Cathedral College.

1950 – He was an Associate Pastor at St. Philip Neri in the Bronx.

1966 – Francis Cardinal Spellman appointed Msgr. Brennan as founder of a new parish in Staten Island.

         – Under his leadership, the parish grew to include a Parish Center and School of Religion.

1970 – Pope Paul VI, gave Monsignor Brennan the dignity of Honorary Prelate of His Holiness.

1988 – Retired and lived with his family in Suffern, New York.

1998 – Died on November 15th at the age of 85.