Rev. John J. Kelly, OSFS
August 21, 1963
August 15, 1966
June 5, 1971
Faculty, Salesianum School; Alcohol Counselor and Therapist, Center for Pastoral Care; Campus Minister, Bucknell Univesity, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College; Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Where did you first encounter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales? High School.
What experience of the Oblates led you to join the community? Camaraderie, Humanism.
In your experience, what makes the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales distinct? In touch with reality. “Smell like the Sheep.”
In ten words of fewer, how would you sum up Salesian spirituality? Live Jesus.
Why should someone consider becoming an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales today? Authentic living and preaching Jesus Christ.
Who is your favorite historical figure? Why do you admire him/her? Obviously, Jesus Christ. After that William Shakespeare - sheer genius.
What are some of your interests/hobbies? Golf, ice hockey, watch TV if it involves a ball game or a puck. Reading.