A native of Ireland, Father James O’Grady served as pastor of Visitation from 1980 to 1999. He retired in 1999 and has been in residence at Visitation as Pastor Emeritus since then. During his nearly 40 years at Visitation, he has administered the sacraments to multiple generations of families here, and is quite beloved. It is heartwarming to see him continuing to minister to his people as a concelebrant at major feasts of the Church, and in occasional weekly masses. We hope he continues in good health, to enjoy the fruits of his labor here at Visitation!