Fr. Gerald (Jerry) Stookey, OP, will be the new pastor of Holy Rosary Church, effective 1 July 2018. He was recently elected the new prior of our local Dominican Priory, St. Albert the Great Priory. Born into a large farm family in southern Illinois, Jerry graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1971. Ordained a Dominican priest in 1978, Fr. Jerry has served primarily in justice & peace ministry and as missionary in Nicaragua and Cuba. He also served in administration at the provincial level (Chicago) and international offices (Rome). He is happy to return to Minnesota and looks forward to getting to know you and serving at Holy Rosary in the coming years.
Fr. Jim will continue here as pastor until then and will stay on a bit longer to help Fr. Jerry’s transition. He will be taking a short sabbatical before assuming a new assignment in January.