Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Kenneth McNamara SJ, who died at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga NSW, at 8pm on Wednesday 11 October 2017, aged 91 years. His funeral will be at 10am, Friday, 27 October 2017 at Peter Canisius House Chapel.
1925 (28 Oct) – Born in Parramatta, NSW
Educated by Brigidine Sisters, Maroubra, & Marist Brothers, Darlinghurst, NSW
1947 – Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney
1948 – Civil Engineer for NSW Irrigation Department: Burrendong Dam
Aug 1948-Aug 50 – Noviceship at Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic.
Aug 1950-51 – Juniorate at Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic.
Aug 1951-54 – Philosophy at Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic.
Aug 1954-55 – Regency at St Ignatius’ College, Norwood, SA, then to India
Jan 1956-Apr 57 – Regency at St Xavier’s, Hazaribag, India
May 1957-May 61 – Theology at St Mary’s College, Kurseong, India; ordained 19 March 1960
May-June 1961 – Assistant parish priest at Daltonganj/Bhurkunda, India
Jul 1961-Feb 62 – Tertianship at St Stanislaus College, Sitagarha, India (Instructor: Fr Louis
Mar-Dec 1962 – Hindi studies at Manresa House, Ranchi
1963-May 64 – Allahabad University: BA Part I (Hindi, English, Philosophy)
Jun 1964-78 – Headmaster, St Joseph’s High School, Mahuadanr, India (building the school
1979 – Jan-May in Rome (CIS course); June-Dec in Australia
1980-Mar 90 – Principal, St Xavier’s, Bokaro Steel City, India
1991-Mar 92 – St Xavier’s Community, Hazaribag: building adviser
Apr 1992-Aug 93 – St Stanislaus College, Sitagarha: acting rector, minister, treasurer
Aug 1993-Feb 94 – Australia, then St Stanislaus College, Sitagarha, India until Nov 1994
Dec 1994-Jun 2010 – St Xavier’s, Bokaro Steel City, India: teacher
Jul 2010-Jul 2016 – Prerana Social Service Centre, Jharkhand, India: Building Commission
Aug 2016 – Arrupe House, Pymble, NSW: ministry of prayer
10.00am, Friday, 27 October 2017 at Peter Canisius House Chapel, followed by burial at Macquarie Park Cemetery at about 12.30pm.