May the blessings of God be upon us all!!! I am thrilled, excited and honored to be the new pastor in a long line of good pastors at St. Alexander. I was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1966 and my family of six moved to Downers Grove in 1972. I lived there until I was ordained a priest in 2007. Before being ordained, I worked for the post office as a letter carrier for 13 years. My past parish experiences as a priest were at Holy Family, Shorewood, St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield, Ss. Peter and Paul, Naperville, Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Guadalupe, Gilman, St. Peter, Piper City, and then St. John the Apostle, Villa Park, and now both St. John the Apostle and St. Alexander.
I look forward to getting to know all of you better. I have heard many good things, and now experienced many good things. I promise to keep you in my prayers and I hope for your prayers as well. Thank you for opening up your parish to me. May God’s peace be upon you.
Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11* from Fr. Rosenbaum's ordination.