Staff Member: Father Bill Connell

Father Bill Connell

Pastor Emeritus
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Fr. Bill Connell became pastor of St. Stephen’s in June 2010. He has served in a variety of parishes including St. Jude’s and Our Lady of the Assumption parishes in Beloit, as well as being Dean of Students at the former Holy Name Seminary. He was ordained in 1975 having earned an M.A. in Theology at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He grew up on a dairy farm west of Janesville and belonged to St. Patrick’s parish in Janesville. He admits to being one of few from his generation to have attended a one room school house in his early grades. He comes from a family of 10 children. Fr. Bill enjoys television and reading and is very politically interested.

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