The Pastor

Fr. W. Patrick Fixsen

       Fr. Patrick Fixsen came to the Diocese of Peoria from San Diego in January of 2003 to spend the summer of 2003 before entering the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary. Father was privileged to spend his first summer in his mother's parish where she grew up in Wenona, IL, St. Mary's Parish. After four years at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Boston, Father was ordained in May of 2007 on the same altar which saw the ordination of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

      After the ordination, Father served his first three years at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin, IL.