Rev. Joseph J. McKenna, OSFS

Rev. Joseph J. McKenna, OSFS

First Profession:
September 8, 1948

Final Profession:
October 8, 1951

Ordination:
June 8, 1957

Ministries:
Faculty, Father Judge High School, St. Francis de Sales High School, Northeast Catholic High School; Registrar, De Sales University; Chaplain, Christiana Hospital, St. Francis Hospital

Present Ministry:
Chaplain – St. Francis Hospital – Wilmington, DE

Personality by Pixels

How did you know you were called to your vocation?
I wanted to live like my teachers at Northeast Catholic High School.

Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Fr. Al Gaffigan, OSFS – he was genuine.

What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
The opportunity to help others (and myself) get to heaven.

What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?

What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
His sacrificial death.

How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
The desire to keep functions to overcome the abuse scandal.

What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
Meeting the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

What is one skill you wish you had?
A better use of Spanish to help my patients at St. Francis Hospital.


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Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
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