LET US PRAY-REFLECTIONS ON THE EUCHARIST
THIS IS A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE EUCHARIST AS SOURCE OF LIIFE AND MISSION FOR US AS CHURCH, WRITTEN FOR PARISH WEB-SITES, AS A RESOURCE FOR THE ARCHDIOCESAN YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST, BY FR. ROGER G. O’BRIEN, SENIOR PRIEST, ARCHDIO-CESE OF SEATTLE.
Fr. O’Brien has spent 59 years of service in clergy formation, archdiocesan ministry, and pastoral ministry. His studies took place at St. Thomas Seminary, Kenmore (B.A., M.Div,) University of Washington (Masters in Library Science) St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore (Licentiate in Theology), and the University of Louvain, Belgium (Doctorate in Theology).
He has served in a variety of pastoral ministry settings, including parishes in San Jose, CA, military chaplaincies in (then) West Germany, Notre Dame parish at Louvain, and archdiocesan parishes in Bellevue, Bothell, Everett, Federal Way, Kirkland, Kenmore, Snoqualmie, Shoreline, and Seattle. He was on the founding team of St. John Vianney Parish, Kenmore, and was involved in clergy formation at the two archdiocesan seminaries in San Francisco, then at Seattle’s St. Thomas Seminary.
Father served as the first director of the Archdiocesan Office of Worship and also as the first Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for our Archdiocese. Prior to his retirement in 2001, he was pastor for nineteen years at St. Luke Parish, Shoreline. As a senior presbyter, he assisted with parish liturgies, ministry training, and adult formation at several Eastside communities, and led retreats, and seminars in a number of other parishes. For nine years he served on the leadership team of Concerned Catholic Ministers, a local group of ministers (lay eccleisal, religious, and ordained) committed to sustaining the vision of Vatican II. He has published articles on many aspects of church life and mission.
LET US PRAY-REFLECTIONS ON THE EUCHARISTFr. Roger G. O'Brien, Senior Priest, Archdiocese of Seattle
These Are The Articles In The Series
#4: Three Challenges to Eucharistic Spirituality (Privatism, Role of Assembly, Eucharist as Action or Object)