About

John the BlessedOriginally from Okeene, Oklahoma, I was raised in a wonderful Christian family, attended Catholic school through the 5th grade, and finished in public school. I earned a BBA & a Minor in Music from SWOSU.

I began my work career in retail, moved to operations management for a manufacturing firm, then to executive recruiting. In late 2004 the Holy Spirit called me into full-time ministry and I completed 3 years of study at St. Meinrad School of Theology earning 2 Masters degrees in theology.  Then God called me into the lay ministry of the Church at Catholic Charities in early 2008.  In late 2015 God again had a change in mind as I re-entered the track to become a Catholic priest.  I was ordained a transitional deacon on February 5, 2016 and, God-willing, will be ordained a priest on July 16, 2016.

Music has been a large part of my life – I hJohn with guitarave played guitar and bass in many bands, orchestras, done studio recording and led praise and worship for many Christian functions. As my ministry moves into a more sacramental nature, my music involvement will decrease, but I will continue to play for personal enjoyment and for retreats and days of prayer.

I am currently assigned to St. Anne Catholic Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We are expanding, moving and transitioning so there is a lot to do in my new role as deacon. You can contact me at:

john@johntheblessed.com

or

918-251-400 (parish office)

or

Deacon John O’Neill
c/o St. Anne Catholic Church
301 S. 9th St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

I welcome your prayers, calls, emails, letters, words of encouragement, support, good clean jokes and fellowship. I also offer all those who visit here my prayers and well wishes for a life filled with God’s blessings, grace and love.

Seminarian John O'Neill in collar

Deacon John O’Neill

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2 responses to “About

  1. Hey John the Turkey, welcome home, now come home, we be concerned for you. We love you. Debra, Gene O,

  2. Hi John! I’m back in business, with my new computer and all! It’s great to have you as friend-Have a great b-day week. Jennifer

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