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Fr. John Likozar

Fr. John Likozar Portrait

What was your background before you joined the CC?
I am originally from Toronto, having lived there for 27 years. Before joining the CCs I was working at a food distribution company in Ottawa.

What led you to join this community
While I was living and working in Ottawa I joined St. Mary’s Parish and became involved with the Young Adults community. After taking a Life in the Spirit seminar I began to hear God asking me to consider the priesthood.  After months of prayer and personal discernment I approached Fr. Bob Bedard who encouraged me to explore this call further and to move in to the 199 Bayswater household. This I did the following September 1993. I spent the next 7 years studying and discerning the call and each year seemed to confirm my vocation to priesthood and to the Companions of the Cross. I was ordained on June 10, 2000 by Archbishop Marcel Gervais to the priesthood.

What kind of ministry are you doing now?
From my ordination I have been involved in parish pastoral ministry.  2000 to 2004 St. Timothy Church Toronto (assistant pastor 2000-2003; parish administrator 2003-2004); Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church Ottawa (Pastor 2004-2009); St. Timothy Church (assistant pastor 2009-2014); St. Maurice Church, Ottawa (2014-present).