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Priest Directory - Diocese of Paterson - Clifton, NJ
As Parsippany parish turns 25, youngsters show appreciation through art
Martin McDonnell, founding pastor of St. Ann's said.
, who is always there for them, the religious education teachers, who dedicate their time teaching the faith and the warmth of the community, who embrace its children with open arms.
Martin McDonnell, who ...
Martin McDonnell, who recently retired as pastor of Good Shepherd, elevating the host with Deacon Tom Sullivan elevating the chalice and Father Ed Reading concelebrating Mass during the Sacred Triduum this past spring.
McDonnell, who retired as pastor on June 29, hired Berg to serve the parish, including maintaining the parish website, hosted by eCatholic and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
At 'pizza' night, bishop tells men discerning priesthood to trust in God's grace
Martin McDonnell, St. Anthony's pastor.
Kevin Barry, "Just a Lad of 18 Summers" -- The Wild Geese Today
It was translated from the original Old Spanish and Portugese by Martin McDonnell, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and sent to us by fellow Marylander Bruce Curley.
Here is Bruce Curley's introduction, followed by the first installment of the O'Brien Chronicle
itself, just as McDonnell
I first met Martin McDonnell
in 1989 in Maryland at a silent retreat at St. Mary's.
While everyone else walked around piously reciting rosaries or in silent prayer during breaks, Martin
continued talking, loudly.
speech, squeaky and stilted, intrigued me. So I got talking to him late one night.
I found out he
had recently suffered a massive heart attack and lost a percentage use of motor functions, including speech, which accounted for the unusual sound of his
As the boats passed across the five-mile wide Chesapeake Bay and we stood on a bluff, he
unraveled a tale he
called the O'Brien Chronicle
, written by an Irishman to support his
had translated this nearly 400-year-old story, and 10 years ago was struggling to tell me that he
had seen O'Brien's story, written in O'Brien's own hand, in his
I told Martin I would visit and look at his
, then Friar Martin McDonnell and living in Bahia, Brazil, had noticed little blond-haired, blue-eyed children.
Knowing how far and wide the Irish had been scattered, he
went looking for evidence of Irishmen in early Brazil.
Martin had been researching in the national library for a number of years when he met a nun from New York who told him about an extraordinary narrative in the library's archives.
then pulled and translated the document -- The O'Brien Chronicle
-- which is written in a number of languages and dialects.
Martin's years of work to make this story accessible continues the ancient tradition of Irishmen preserving the stories that are our history.
Many of the Irish have struggled to pass on their history, despite the best efforts of the Vikings and, later, the British to obstruct them.
Without the many inventive ways that this story has been preserved by bright, courageous Irishmen and women -- from the ancient bards who memorized lines, to the hedge priests -- much of that history would be lost.
Like those bygone heroes, Martin
has struggled to give voice to a part of our past.
I believe he
has received God's blessing in this quest, ensuring that this piece of Irish history survives.
We are immensely richer for it.
A special note of thanks must go to Martin
's wife, Anne McDonnell, for refusing to allow the doctors to end life support after Martin suffered his stroke, going against the advice of her doctors.
Read a short biography of Martin McDonnell