Remembering Fr. Vince

Jun 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Feature Stories

Fr. Vince

Fr. Vincent McDonald, SCJ, died June 19 in suburban Milwaukee. He was 85, professed his first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1951 and was ordained in 1958.

“Variety” is an easy word to apply to Fr. Vince.  He served as a prison chaplain, as a chaplain to the armed services, in hospital ministry and in parish ministry.

His assignments took him to Wisconsin, Mississippi, South Dakota, Texas, Florida and even Manchester, England (Sacred Heart Church) and Banbenhausen, Germany (chaplain with the US Air Force)

Originally from Jersey City, NJ, Fr. Vince earned a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

His last ministry assignments were in Houston at Holy Name and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes. Do to health concerns, Fr. Vince retired from public ministry in 1998.

Since 2008 he had been a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML with residence at a suburban Milwaukee nursing facility.

Services for Vincent will be Thursday, June 22, in Good Shepherd Chapel at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI.  Reception of the body is at 9:30 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am, followed by interment in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.