Thursday, June 24, 2010

Short bio of our new pastor, Father James Brady

Father James Brady on his way to the installation mass at St. Landry Catholic Church

Fr. Brady was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved with his family to Pascagoula, MS as a child. He is one of seven children, and his older brother is also a priest serving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. His father is a permanent deacon. After high school, Fr. Brady attended
Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and received a degree in accounting in 1987. After college he attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where he received a juris doctorate in 1990 and then moved to Lafayette where he practiced law for 11 years. In 2001 Fr. Brady entered formation for the priesthood and attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He was ordained a deacon in January of 2006 and a priest in July of the same year. After ordination, he was assigned to study Canon Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and received a degree May of 2009.

Since that time, Fr. Brady has been serving as associate pastor of St. Michael’s Church in Crowley.

BLOG EDITOR'S NOTE: Just as in the parable that showed the good in the Samaritan, we need to be able to embrace our Yankee/Ole Miss new pastor (very big smile). Welcome Father Brady!