Biographies

Msgr. Keith R. Brennan
Pastor

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Prior to his appointment as rector of the seminary, Msgr. Brennan served as chancellor of the Diocese
of St. Augustine from 1992 to 2004 and pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish in Jacksonville from 2001 to 2004.
He also served as a parochial vicar at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (1988-1990) and
St. Paul’s Parish in Jacksonville Beach (1985-1988). Msgr. Brennan’s most recent assignment
was as Pastor at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in east Arlington from July 2012 until July 2013.
Effective July 1, 2013, he was appointed as Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
 

Rev. David Keegan
Parochial Vicar

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I was born in New Iberia, La. in 1975 and am one of six children. In 1998 I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL. In 2002, I moved to Jacksonville to be nearer to my parents who had moved here in 1994.
After attending a CRHP weekend in October of 2006 at St. Joseph’s parish I began to seriously discern a priestly vocation; I entered seminary in the fall of 2009, receiving a Bachelor of Philosophy from St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami, FL (2011), and a Masters of Divinity form St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL (2016). I was ordained by Bishop Estevez on May 14, 2016; my first assignment is here at Our Lady Star of the Sea as Parochial Vicar.

 

Deacon Anthony Marini

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Anthony Marini was born in the Province of L’Aquila in Central Italy on November 13, 1930, son of Anna and Claudio Marini. On June 10, 1937, he and his mother arrived in New York City where they were met by his father. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended public elementary and high schools. He was accepted at Fordham College and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. In 1954, he graduated with an MBA degree in Statistics from New York University. Following graduation he was employed by Western Electric Co. and American Can Co. in Manhattan, and also taught Statistics at Pace College in the evening as Adjunct Associate Professor. On July 14, 1956, he married Maria Patrizio, a long-time friend from Staten Island, New York. They have two children and seven grandchildren. In 1965 he accepted a position with the Xerox Corp. in Rochester, New York. The couple became active in the Cursillo Movement and in 1969, Bishop Joseph L. Hogan appointed him as Diocesan Lay Director. In 1978 he was accepted into the Rochester Diocese’s first class of deacon candidates and on April 17, 1982, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon by Bishop Matthew H. Clark. He participated in the Xerox Executive Leave Program in 1979 and worked to establish a non-profit corporation giving loans to minority businessmen through Small Business Administration. From 1980 through 1984 he was the Eastern Regional Manager for the company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In late 1984 the deacon transferred to the Tampa Branch as Administrative Manager and then took early retirement in 1987 to pursue his deaconate ministry full time. He served at Incarnation Parish in Tampa and at St. Anne Parish in Ruskin, FL as Migrant Minister to the Hispanic population. He and Maria moved to Sun City Center, near Ruskin where the deacon also assisted at Prince of Peace Church. Beginning in 1992, he also worked in Western North Carolina, most recently in Hendersonville, during the summer months, ministering to the needs of the Hispanic community in the Immaculate Conception Parish. In 1997, he and his wife moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and joined Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish.

Deacon Dan Scrone

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Daniel F. Scrone was born in Morristown, NJ on August 17, 1939. He attended Bayley Grammar School and then went onto Bayley-Ellard Catholic High School where he graduated in June 1956. He attended St. Charles Borremeo Minor Seminary from 1956-1957. He joined the US Marine Corps in January, 1958 and was honorably discharged in January, 1961. His Marine Corps duties consisted of Military & Security Police at the Naval Air Station in Quonset Pt., Rhode Island. Upon discharge from the Marines, he attended St. Mary’s College, in St. Mary, KY and then onto Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College in 1963. From September 1963 to June, 1965, he taught 7th & 8th grade at St. Patrick’s Parish School in Chatham, NJ while attending night school and studying for a Masters in Philosophy. He amassed 18 credits at Seton Hall.

Dan married Peggy Graham on April 1, 1967 and have 3 children, Andrew, Deborah & Brian. They have 6 grandchildren, Cooper, Christian (who went to heaven on November 1, 2006), Genevieve, Shane, Zion and Izaiah. With the exception of Andrew & Genevieve all live in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Dan was ordained a Deacon in the Paterson Diocese on March 27, 1982 by Bishop Frank Rodimer (Ret.). Besides working in various parishes, he was Spiritual Director for Cursillo for 5 years. From 1999 to 2005 he taught Religious Education to high school seniors at Bayley-Ellard High School (his alma mater) and was appointed President of the High School by Bishop Rodimer in 2003. Dan retired from the business world at Computer Horizons Corp, as a corporate Vice President in charge of sales in 1996.

Dan & Peg moved from Morris Plains, NJ in November 2007 to Ponte Vedra Beach. He was granted faculties by Bishop Victor Galeone in February, 2008 to serve the people of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish.

Catherine Savilla
Director of Youth Ministry

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I am a child of God, devoted to loving and serving Him. I am married to the amazing Joe Savilla. We have two children, J.P. and Emily, a daughter-in-law, Rachel, and the most precious grandchild, Sophia. We have a dog and a cat, Simon Peter and Uno.
I have worked in Youth & Young Adult Ministry for seventeen years in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. I graduated from the University of Charleston, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Center for Ministry Development.

I enjoy singing, playing the piano, creating artwork and having fun! I am a chocoholic.

I am happy to be at Our Lady Star of the Sea and ready to serve! Feel free to contact me:

Phone: Office phone not available yet. Call parish office and leave message for me.
Email: csavilla.olssyouth@gmail.com

Chris & Jim Goodell
Music Directors

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Chris & Jim Goodell have been parishioners and church musicians at OLSS since 1999. They truly believe in sharing their musical talents at church as a sincere form of thanking the Lord for their gifts. Chris has played piano and sung for churches up and down the eastern seaboard for over 30 years. She has sung with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus for over 5 years. Jim has performed as an actor/vocalist for over 30 years studying at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA and privately with vocal coaches in New York and Jacksonville.

Outside of OLSS, Chris & Jim are founding principals of Goodell Group, Inc., a professional development and executive coaching practice dedicated to maximizing results through the Human Resource asset. They are both certified performance coaches. Through Goodell Group, Chris & Jim also participate in a national youth leadership/mentoring program called: America’s Rising Stars.

They are also producers of theatrical entertainment through their production company, Bella Voce Cabaret. Bella Voce provides corporate and private entertainment and teambuilding programs across the southeast.