our newest associate
FR. STEVEN BELL, CSP
In the Paulist search to fill our associate pastor position, we experienced the decline in numbers limiting the number of men to ask to come. However, one Paulist wanted to be close to ailing parent. Another was not ready to move so quickly, wanting to establish himself first in in first assignment. Fr. Steven graciously told the Paulist president, if you have need of me, I am available. Those are magic words our president loves to hear, instead of “no.”
God is in control and so I believe God is always working on sending those needed for God’s mission at Berkeley. The No’s led to right Yes. We are blest to have Fr. Steven join our parish team. He comes with an abundance of spirit, charisma, and talent.
Based in New York City, he currently leads parish missions, retreats, revivals and workshops, all of which consider the importance of reconciliation and healing. Visit - Paulist.org/healing- the Healing Pagefor articles and more related to Fr. Steven's ministry in this area. Fr. Steven previously served as a Catholic campus minister at St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. To hear some of his powerful homilies at the Newman Center, please visit buckeyecatholic.podomatic.com, their podcast archive He also previously served as associate pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX, and as associate director of our young adult media ministry, Busted Halo.
A native of Washington, D.C., Fr. Steven was ordained a priest on June 22, 2008, by then-Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He will be arriving here at Newman on August 2nd. Please give him a warm Newman welcome when he arrives.