The Passionist Family has a new Special Benefactor

27th June 2018

Fr. John Johnson is the Parish Priest of St Mary’s Wigan, and a man with a lifelong devotion to the Passion and to the Passionist Saints. He took the name St. Paul of the Cross as his confirmation name and his decision to become a priest was in significant part influenced by his contacts with the Passionists. When I was living in Wigan he was extremely kind not only to me to but to various visiting Passionists and members of The Community of the Passion.

On Sunday 18th June, during Sunday Mass, I had the pleasure of presenting Fr. Johnson with the award of being recognised as a Special Benefactor of the Passionists.  At the same time he was enrolled as an honorary member of the Congregation.   He told me that he was deeply honoured and very grateful for the award.  Our thanks go to John Sherrington CP for suggesting that we recognise Fr. Johnson in this way.

John Kearns CP