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Father Greg’s Page

I am Fr. Greg Nelson, the pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, and am originally from Peoria, IL. I was ordained for the Diocese of Peoria in 1997, and have been a priest for 22 years. I love being a priest because it enables me to serve others in a variety of situations that I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to encounter. I also have a great love for the Church and the Sacraments, and being a part of sharing and experiencing them with the people of God is a great privilege.

I have been at St. Mary’s since 2016. I love St. Mary’s School because the students and families here are some of the most balanced and caring people I have ever worked with, and I am continually learning new things about how to be a more generous servant by witnessing to their commitment to our families and St. Mary’s school family!