DENVER (AP) – John O’Shea came close to retiring to Florida after his wife’s death six years ago. Instead, at 69, the father of 10 and former deputy police chief is now embarking on his fourth career: a Roman Catholic priest.
O’Shea, one of four new priests ordained Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is the only active priest with children in the Archdiocese of Denver.
”I didn’t plan any of it – it happened,” said O’Shea. ”God is so good to me. I don’t know if I can measure up.
And he is a very, very nice man. The Cathedral is our parish, and we’re all looking forward to having him there as a priest.