Rev. William J. Metzger, OSFS

Rev. William J. Metzger, OSFS

First Profession:
August 21, 1962

Final Profession:
September 25, 1965

June 5, 1971

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

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

Personality by Pixels

What is your favorite church hymn?
The Lord Is My Light and Salvation, How Great Thou Art, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

What book or film remains meaningful for you?  Why?
No particular book, but I enjoy mysteries, especially David Baldacci, Michael Connolly and James Patterson.

How do you pray best?
Using a book (spiritual) and using it as an anchor to come back to.

How do you think Salesian humility can make a difference in the world?
It presents a complete contrast to what the world teaches and how it presents itself.  It serves as a challenge to live life as Christ did.

As Pope Francis calls all to live the Gospel with joy, what gives you joy as an Oblate?
Ministering as de Sales would (hopefully).  Spreading Salesian wisdom to a world that hungers for it.

If a young man were to be inspired by your vocation, what would you hope would inspire him?
I would hope the example I try to give would help him to feel more comfortable in his approaching the Lord.    -  Approach or see something of the Lord in me.