Dear Brothers and Sisters

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I have experienced these first few months here at St. John XXIII parish with great joy. As I have been settling in, I have discovered a parish that is vibrant and faithful, caring for one another and following our Lord, Jesus Christ. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve this parish as its pastor, and I am grateful for the excellent foundation laid by Fr. Kigozi and Msgr. Frecker. It will certainly take me many more months to get to know this parish as well as I want to, but as I continue to learn, know that I am committed to working as hard as I can so as to be the best shepherd I can. It is my great privilege to serve Christ’s faithful through offering the Mass and sacraments, teaching the faith, and assisting all those who give themselves in many ways so that the work of St. John XXIII may be successful and fruitful. I humbly ask you to pray for me, and be assured of my prayers for you.

Fr. Brian O’Connor