June 14, 2017

Kelly, Reverend Kevin J.


1958 – 2017

Reverend Kevin J. Kelly, Pastor, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Philadelphia, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Father Kelly was born on August 13, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late John J. Kelly, Sr. and the late Katherine C. (Granahan) Kelly. Father Kelly attended Epiphany of Our Lord Parochial School, Blue Bell, Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Kelly was ordained on May 18, 2002, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. Father Kelly served as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Parish, Lansdale; Faculty, at Kennedy-Kenrick High School, Norristown and Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote. Father Kelly served as Parochial Administrator at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, North Wales; Parochial Vicar at Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown and as Pastor at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Philadelphia.

The Reception of the Body will be held at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Philadelphia, on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 4:00 PM, followed by a viewing. A parish Mass will be held at 7:00 PM.  Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Kelly at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM. A viewing will be held beginning at 9:00 AM.  Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield, Reverend Sean Bransfield, Reverend James Casey and Reverend Monsignor Michael Picard.  Father Sean Bransfield will be the homilist.

Father Kelly is survived by his brothers:  John J. Kelly, James P. Kelly, Michael F. Kelly, Francis X. Kelly, his sister, Mary Kay Hegarty and nieces and nephews.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.