Fr. Nenad (Josip) Galic
Fr.  GalicFr. Joe was born in Ljubotići, parish Kočerin, Herzegovina January 27, 1941. He graduated high school at Siroki Brijeg after completing grade school in his hometown. He went on to graduate from the Dominican school on the island of Brac. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1959 and was ordained a priest on July 10, 1966 after completing his studies in philosophy and theology in Sarajevo. Fr. Joe arrived in the United States in 1967 and studied the English language in Washington, D.C. He was assigned to Mother of God Parish, a Slovenian Parish, in Waukegan, Il for a short while. He was assistant pastor in the following parishes: St. Augustine, West Allis (1968-1974); St. Anthony's Sharon (1974) and St. Mary's in Rankin (1974-1976). He then was appointed pastor at St. Augustine's Parish in West Allis (1976-1986). His next assignment was pastor of Sacred Heart in Milwaukee where he stayed for 3 years. In 1989 he was named pastor at St. Jerome's in Detroit. At this parish Fr. Joe undertook the task of moving the parish to a better location, building a new church, hall, rectory and large parking lot. The parish was given a new name, St. Lucy. Here he stayed until 1997 when he was named Pastor to St. Joseph's in Bethlehem. Fr. Joe was on Custodial Board twice (1976-1979, 2000-2003) and President of the Croatian Civic Club in Milwaukee, WI.   He was guardian of St. Anthony's Friary in Chicago from April 2005 until 2012. He is vicar of the Friary today.

 

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