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Gloucester Catholic Mourns Passing of Former Principal Rev. Kenneth Johnston

Rev Kenneth JohnstonGloucester Catholic mourns the passing of Rev. Kenneth Johnston, former principal of GCHS who was last stationed as pastor of Incarnation Parish in Mantua, NJ.
Father Johnston spent 44 years in ministry at schools and parishes. He was pastor of three parishes: St. Teresa, Runnemede (1999-2004); St. Mary, Williamstown (2004-09); and Incarnation, Mantua (2009-12).
He also served as principal of two high schools: St. James High School, Carneys Point (1984-89) and Gloucester Catholic (1989-99). In his early years of ministry, he was on the faculty at St. Joseph High School, Hammonton, and Wildwood Catholic, and was vice principal at Holy Spirit High School, Absecon.

Father Johnston was born in New York, and studied at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., and American College in Louvain, Belgium. He was ordained on June 29, 1968 in Belgium.

He served on the Diocesan Tribunal; was a member and chairman of the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests; and served on the Vocation Advisory Board and Presbyteral Council.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Williamstown. Funeral services were under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Williamstown NJ. Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Residence c/o 631 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home Williamstown, NJ. To sign the guestbook visit www.nfhnj.com.

source Gloucester Catholic High School