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Meet Mr. Bill Harper

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Hi!  My name is Bill Harper.  I have been serving as a liturgist/music minister for OLMC's children's masses since the 1999-2000 school year. These masses are the highlight of my day.  I also minister at one Sunday service per month.  

I am Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier Church in Carbondale, where I direct Religious Education and Adminstration in the parish.  I have a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.  I love my ministry and never could have imagined doing all the amazing work that I get to help with in our diocese.  The best part of my musical gift is serving at weddings, baptisms, and funerals and sharing my music for local charitites and fundraisers.  I have also been a professional singer/guitarist for 38 years and still perform at local venues. 

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Currently, I live in Murphysboro with my wife, Julia, and our two dogs, Bonnie Jean and Quasi.  We have four cats, Koko, Vivie, Tinker and Elsie.  My wife has two horses, Jester.  We have two grandsons, Leif and Sebastian. 

 God is good!  All the time!



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