Father Dan Kennedy, A Proud and Happy Priest
Book by Daniel J. Kennedy, Sr.
"As a priest, Father Dan was himself a bridge between God and his people. In his ministry, the mercy of Christ and the love of God was revealed to us. We give thanks to God for the gift of his life and his priesthood."
"We all miss Danny. We all have fond memories of Danny, and we want you all to know how meaningful it is for our family to celebrate Danny's life and his ministry as a priest."
"247 Days is the story of a dynamic young man that God called to Holy Orders. His priestly life was 24/7 and his impact from his 247 days as a priest lasts forever. All those men who are considering a priestly vocation, as well as their parents, siblings, friends and all those that encourage and promote priestly vocations should read 247 Days!"
Cardinal Seán O'Malley
Archbishop of Boston
Brother of Fr. Dan Kennedy
Daniel J. Kennedy, Sr. was been blessed to have been married to his lovely wife Alice for 47 years before Alice was called home to God on January 13, 2016. They are the proud parents of five children: Katie, Patti, Anne Marie, Dan and Jack as well as four grandchildren. Dan lives in Needham, Massachusetts and attends Saint Joseph Parish.
Dan wrote this book to encourage those considering a priestly vocation to read one man's winding path to Ordination and also for their parents, siblings, friends and relatives of all those considering priestly vocations. All proceeds from 247 Days will be contributed to the scholarship fund at St. John's Seminary bearing Fr. Dan's name.
FR. DAN KENNEDY
Father Daniel J. Kennedy was born on January 16, 1974 in Western Massachusetts, the fourth of five children of Dan and Alice Kennedy. As a boy he loved hockey and other sports, competing in Westfield and Needham and then for Catholic Memorial High School. He graduated from Providence College, worked for several years and then entered St. John's Seminary to discern a calling to the Roman Catholic priesthood. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 2007 by Cardinal Seán O'Malley. He served 247 days as a Catholic priest before God called him home on January 27, 2008.
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