Fr. Al is in his 16th year as pastor of St. Monica-St. George. He also assisted here for three years on a part-time basis, prior to becoming the pastor. Ordained in 1977, the first 13 years were spent in African-American parishes in New Orleans and Kansas City. From 1990-99, he served in an administrative office with the Franciscans. Fr. Al lives with another Franciscan Friar and six UC students! These students work in campus ministry. At home, they share a weekly meal and times of prayer.