Msgr. Gerard O’Connor – Appointment to the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon
Each year, there are various transfers of priests announced throughout the diocese, and Monsignor O’Connor shared with his parishioners recently that he will be leaving St. Francis Xavier Parish at the end of June this year.
We have been blessed by Monsignor O’Connor’s leadership. The greatest gift that he leaves us with is a cultivated faith. It is a legacy of nine years of prayerful service, which at it’s center always intended to lead us to prioritize a deep love of Our Lord in our daily lives. Please join us in praying in gratitude for the past nine years, for Monsignor’s future work in the vineyard, for our future pastor Fr. Williams, and for an increase in priestly vocations which inspire us to holiness.