Burlington, North Carolina  

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I am a Conventual Franciscan Friar-Priest, which means that I am a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. I was ordained a priest in May, 1985, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY. I am a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Province of Conventual Franciscans, which is one of five Provinces here in the United States. Our headquarters (Provincial House) is in Ellicott City, MD. I have had many and diverse ministerial experiences during my years as Franciscan, from high school and seminary teacher to vocation and mission ministry, from Treasurer of our college-seminary to wine maker! I spent many years in Parochial Ministry, in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and Georgia. I ministered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury, CT two times, for three years as parochial vicar and four years as Pastor and Guardian, with a year in between, helping to give birth to a new parish in Dallas, GA. While in CT I was closest to my family, of course, and it was a joy to be there for seven years total. As of July, 2005, I was elected inter-Provincial Guardian of Blessed Sacrament Friary in Elon, NC, and presently serve as Campus Minister to the Catholic students at Elon University.


Christmas Lullaby (mp3)
played by Will Kelly