Fr. Bernard Quinn
1928 - 2006



Fr. Quinn was born on July 18, 1928 in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of the late Donald B. and Veronica Curtin Quinn. He studied at Rockhurst College in Kansas City and attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary in St. Louis and Glenmary Seminary in Cincinnati. He held a Doctorate from The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. He also served 20 years as a Coordinator for the National Rural Research Center in Washington, D.C.

Fr. Quinn was ordained a Priest for the Glenmary Home Missioners on May 17, 1953. While at Glenmary his assignments included being procurator for the Glenmary Motherhouse in Cincinnati; starting a new parish in West Virginia; director of the Glenmary Pastoral Center; Research Coordinator for the Glenmary Research Center and adjunct professor of pastoral theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

He was incardinated in the Diocese of Harrisburg in 1990. He served at Holy Infant Church, York Haven as Administrator and then Pastor from 1987 until 1993 when he was appointed Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Hanover. He served there until his retirement in 2001. On June 11, 2001, Fr. Quinn became part of Sacred Heart parish.

Fr. Quinn once said that from the day of his First Communion, he knew he wanted to be a priest.  He was also heard frequently saying that we all have 2 birthdays: One when we enter into the earthly world, and one when we enter into the Heavenly one.




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