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Motivation Month: Session #2 “Lessons from Legos”
September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, from 6pm – 7pm at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive. Father John O’Neill knows Legos. His hobby with Legos offers surprises and unexpected outcomes. Join us for the final Motivational Month seminar. Open to adults of all ages. Limited seating. RSVP to Elder Care. Call 918-336-8500.
Very Reverend John M. O’Neill Bio
A native Oklahoman, Fr. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Minor in Music from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK. Through seminary Fr. John earned a two Masters degrees in Theology and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction – all from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana.
Fr. John’s career included retail sales and management, operational management, executive recruiting, and volunteer engagement. After attending seminary from 2005 to 2008, he helped formalize and grow the volunteer program at Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma from 500 volunteers a year to approximately 4,000 volunteers a year. In 2011, he earned the designation of Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) and was also awarded the Volunteer Administrator of the Year by Volunteer Tulsa.
An avid semi-professional musician since high school, Fr. John has owned a recording studio, played multiple venues and events around the country, and continues to use his musical talents to benefit the church and worthy non-profit organizations. Fr. John also builds using Lego, as another outlet for his creativity and to minister to others.
Fr. John was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma on July 16, 2016 by Bishop David Konderla, and initially served as the Diocesan Coordinator of Rural Outreach. Currently Fr. John is Pastor of St. John Before the Latin Gate and St. James Catholic Churches in Bartlesville, and serves as the Vidar Forane for the Northern Vicariate of the Diocese. He also serves on the Board of Governors for Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma.