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Deacon Tim Kennedy gives us incredible insights into the transformative power of going on a Catholic pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He shares details of how his first pilgrimage experience profoundly shaped his life, permanently impacting his soul, heart, and mind. Deacon Tim also gives us profound encouragement for those of us struggling with our faith and family circumstances.
Tim Kennedy was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. Both he and his brother, Terry, were raised in a close-knit, Catholic household, one where the principles of faith, hard- work, and determination were modeled by their loving parents, aunts and uncles, and others closest to them.
Tim graduated high school in 1981 and became a licensed paramedic in 1983. He joined the police force in 1984, where he worked first as a police officer, anti-crime officer, detective, and later as Chief of Police (City of New York HHC Police) before his retirement after 28 years of public service.
Animal welfare has always been a concern for Tim, resulting in a five- year assignment with the Humane Police of New Jersey.
Tim felt a calling to a vocation in ministry growing persistently within him from a young age. After prayerful reflection and input from his wife and his spiritual director, Tim felt the call was too great to ignore. His successful completion of the five- year formation program for Deacon resulted in his ordination on a glorious Saturday in May 2011.
Deacon Tim currently serves as a Catholic Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey and the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey, and still works as a licensed paramedic.
Deacon Tim and Angie are the founders/owners of Faith and Fun Travel and Tours, LLC, a travel ministry that specializes in Catholic Pilgrimage Travel and group or personal travel tours that are tailored to the individual’s needs.
How to reach Deacon Tim:
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/dcntim
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FaithandFunTravel/
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