Fr. Dan’s Youth Ministry

October 18, 2008

When Fr. Dan Kennedy first arrived at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Winthrop, he brought a rush of energy that impacted everyone. He especially had an effect on the members of the parish’s growing Youth Ministry.

Fr. Dan moved in just in time for the summer. With plenty of activities planned over those few months, he immediately asked where he was needed and how he could help. Our biggest Youth Ministry activity in the summer of 2007 was Gospel Road, a week long service retreat for high school students in the Archdiocese of Boston. When the week was over he left the young people with the perfect image of the Priesthood. Read the rest of this entry »


Running the Boston Marathon

October 15, 2008

In April 2006, the Pilot interviewed Fr. Dan about his experiences running in the Boston Marathon:

What does running the Boston Marathon and discerning one’s vocation have in common?

Quite a lot, according to Daniel Kennedy — a seminarian at St. John’s Seminary in his third year of theology.

“Running a marathon is a journey that parallels, in many ways, discovering a vocation to the priesthood,” he declared.

On Patriot’s Day, Kennedy will be among the 20,000 runners who will test their resolve as they participate in the 110th Boston Marathon…

“Whether it’s running the course from Hopkinton to Boston, or it’s thinking about becoming a priest at age 7 or 8 and finally realizing it on ordination day, there are many curves, bumps, hills and heartbreaks along the way,” Kennedy said.

Read the full article at: Boston Pilot: Seminarian’s marathon run to raise vocation awareness