Father John J. Connelly

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Introduction On June 4, 2013 I resigned as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in the Garden City of Newton – after thirty years of pastoral ministry – and at the age of ninety years. Prior to my work at Sacred Heart Parish, I was privileged to teach theology at Saint John Seminary for over three decades. I also taught at Boston College for a five-year span at the time Father Bill Leonard was charged with revamping the Boston College Theology Department in the late sixties. After my ordination and three years of priestly ministry in Hopkinton, I studied at the Gregorian University in Rome for my doctorate in theology. My mentor at the “Greg” was Father Bernard Lonergan in his early years of teaching in Rome.