Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan
Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
Bishop Robert J. Brennan was born on June 7, 1962 to Robert and Patricia in the Bronx, New York. The oldest of five children, Bishop Brennan has 2 brothers and 2 sisters and 14 nieces and nephews. He was raised in Lindenhurst, New York where his parents still reside. Brennan attended our Lady of Perpetual Help catholic School and Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip, New York. Brennan went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Saint John’s University, Queen, New York.
He studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York and was ordained on May 27, 1989 by Bishop John R. McGann. He was first assigned to the Church of Saint Patrick in Smithtown, New York. In 1994 he was appointed Secretary to the Bishop. Father Brennan worked in that capacity for three bishops: the late Bishop John R. McGann, the late Bishop James T. McHugh and Bishop William Murphy.
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