Monsignor Clem Connolly
Spiritual Director, Holy Family Catholic Church
The South Pasadena Prayer Breakfast is pleased to welcome Monsignor Clement Connolly, as our 2020 keynote speaker, who will speak on the theme of "Civil Discourse: Why Our Words Matter."
Biography (taken from
Born in Limerick, Ireland, the middle child in a family of two boys and three girls Msgr. Connolly was raised in Ireland and later, England. He attended Seminary and graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Thurles, Ireland. Ordained to the priesthood in 1964 he was missioned to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where he served in parish ministry until 1968. Monsignor was Secretary for Cardinal James Francis McIntyre from 1968-1970.
Subsequently he was assigned as secretary to Cardinal Timothy Manning until Manning’s retirement in 1985. From 1984 until June 2009 Monsignor Connolly was the pastor of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. He officially retired in July of 2010 and is now Spiritual Director of Holy Family Parish. His hobbies include golf, reading and travel.