Assignment Record– Rev. Joseph J. Brennan
Summary of Case: Joseph J. Brennan was a priest of the Camden NJ diocese, ordained in 1945. He was assigned to parishes
in Ocean City, Somers Point, Westmont, Brooklawn, Camden and Swedesboro and was a hospital chaplain in Camden for two
years in the 1950s. Notably, his status was Absent on Sick Leave 1963-1966. Brennan died September 28, 1976. Brennan was accused
in a lawsuit settled in January 2016 of sexual abuse of a child at a Brooklawn parish 1957-59.
Born: May 7, 1914
Died: September 28, 1976
Camden bishop was Bartholomew Joseph Eustace (1937-1956).
|1952||St. Augustine's||Ocean City||NJ||2/2||St. Augustine's had a school with 103-163 students.|
|1945||1946||St. Joseph's||Somers Point||NJ||This was a mission of St. Augustine's in Ocean City.|
|1952||1954||Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital||Camden||NJ||Chaplain|
|1954||1955||Holy Saviour||Westmont||NJ||2/3 Holy Saviour had a school with 406 students.|
Eustace was succeeded as Camden bishop by Justin Joseph McCarthy (1957-1959), followed by Celestine Joseph Damiano (1960-1967).
• Brennan was accused in a lawsuit settled in January 2016 of sexual abuse of a child at St. Maurice's 1957-59.
|1963||1966||Absent on Sick Leave|
Damiano was replaced by George Henry Guilfoyle (1968-1989).
|1969||St. Joan of Arc||Camden||NJ||3/4, 2/4||St. Joan of Arc had a school with 393-408 students.|
|1969||1976||St. Joseph's||Swedesboro||NJ||1/3, 1/2||Brennan died September 28, 1976.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons 1946-1977)
• Rev. Joseph J. Brennan Memorial, Findagrave.com
in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's
place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest
listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor)
and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4
means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample
page from the Directory.