Rev. William J. Metzger, OSFS

Rev. William J. Metzger, OSFS

First Profession:
August 21, 1962

Final Profession:
September 25, 1965

Ordination:
June 5, 1971

Ministries:
Faculty, Salesianum School, Bishop Ireton High School; Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Good Council; Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Present Ministry:
Pastor – Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish – Diocese of Arlington

Personality by Pixels

Pope Francis has called for a jubilee Year of Mercy. How do you experience the mercy of God in your life?
Through Sacrament of Reconciliation.

With many experience of violence in the world and in our country, what is one way that you see Salesian gentleness as a healing agent?
Non-judgmental listening to those involved and providing support to those affected.

What is the most recent book you read? Who was the author, and what did you think of it?
NYPD Red, by James Patterson.  I liked his style and fast moving story.

What is the most challenging dimension of Salesian Spirituality for you?
Keeping attentive to God’s spirit within us.

If you were pope, what would be one decision you would make to impact church in a life-giving way?
Communion for remarried couples.

What gives you joy as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
Spreding his teachings in my ministry.

If someone were to write a biography of your life, what title would you give it?Answering a Call!

Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
Ray Collins, OSFS – gentleness and trying to be accomodating to others.