Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell: Fifty Years a Priest
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April 27, 2018

Fifty years ago today, on April 27, 1968, Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell  was ordained a priest by Archbishop John Maguire of the Archdiocese of New York during a Mass at our mother church, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.

He joins Paulist Fr. James Haley and Paulist Fr. Ken McGuire in celebrating a golden ordination anniversary today.

Fr. Campbell grew up in the Bronx, attending Holy Spirit Parish and School.

He entered the Paulist novitiate in 1961 and made his first promises to the community on September 8, 1962.

He earned his undergraduate degree and an M.A. in Theology from St. Paul’s College, the Paulist seminary in Washington, D.C. (then a degree-granting institution).

 

Bernard Campbell, C.S.P., as a young Paulist
Bernard Campbell, C.S.P., as a young Paulist
The announcement for our Class of 1968
The announcement for our Class of 1968

 

Fr. Campbell spent more than 30 years as a Catholic campus minister, serving at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Clemson University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He also served as associate pastor of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, MI, and pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Horseshoe Bay, TX.

Today, Fr. Campbell lives at the Paulist motherhouse in New York City. He is on the Paulist mission band, leading parish missions called “The Questions Jesus Asked” and “Will Our Faith Have Children?”.


Listen to an interview with Fr. Campbell recorded on April 27, 2018:


See photos from Fr. Campbell’s life and ministry at Pinterest.


All are invited to Fr. Campbell’s anniversary Mass on Sunday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.