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John Vianney: The Saint Who Read Souls at a Glance--March 2003

Share a positive experience you have had with a priest, or how a priest has helped you.


Date: 3/10/2003 11:03:56 PM
Name or Pseudonym: melody
Subject: Fr. Joel Mcneil

Fr. Joel is an absolute blessing to the Saint Williams parish in Round Rock, TX and to the Catholic Faith. He leads his parish with sensitivity, compassion, humor, and most importantly, Love. He sleeps very little, is always working from dawn to the wee hours at night and has worked to make my former parish a true fellowship I am proud to have been a part of. He jokes that it’s always buzzing and has kind of runaway on him because we have so many wonderful leaders and volunteers. He makes himself available for mass and reconciliation on a set schedule daily which made it so easy to worship there everyday if I felt the call. I miss that parish very much since moving, but I am striving to do my part in helping make my current parish the beacon Fr. Joel and Saint Williams has been for me. I truly feel I was saved there and am so very proud to have known this humble but trustworthy leader. I pray to one day have the tremendous Faith he so gracefully demonstrates. Thanks Father, you always help more than you know.

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