Fr John McNamara OCD
(1938 - 2020)
Fr John was born June 23, 1938 at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, to Michael and Mary McNamara. He grew up in Barrhead, Glasgow.
In 1953 he joined the Redemptorists as Brother Bonaventure. Desiring to become a priest, he joined the Archdiocese of Glasgow in early 70’s and was ordained in 1978. He served in St Michael’s, Dumbarton and in St Teresa’s, Postle Park, Glasgow.
He entered the Discalced Carmelites in 1990 and was professed on September 8, 1991. He served in Loughrea, Kensington, St Teresa’s, Clarendon St and Derry. Sadly, he contracted COVID 19 while recovering from back surgery and died in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast on April 23, 2020. May he rest in peace.
Funeral Homily by Fr Stephen Quinn OCD >>> here.