Welcome Pastor John! Father John A. Williamson comes to us from the pastorate of Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe and St. Augustine in Elkridge Maryland. Here’s a message from Father John:
“I am excited to begin serving as your new pastor here at the pastorate of St. John and St. Joseph this weekend. To tell you a little about myself: I grew up at St. Joseph parish in Fullerton where I went to elementary school, from there to Loyola High School and then to the Mount for college, so I have lived in Frederick County before! I went to Catholic University in DC for seminary. I have served at St. Jane Frances in Pasadena, the Cathedral of Mary our Queen as an associate, then to Catholic Community of South Baltimore as the Administrator, and then as pastor at Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine. I am also bringing my Lab, Forenza, who you will see me walking with and in the rectory yard.”
We are very excited about having Father John as our new pastor – welcome!