Fr. Paradis is an Augustinian priest from the East Coast Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, headquartered in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He was assigned to serve there after previous Director of Novices, Fr. Jack Flynn, O.S.A., was elected to serve as the Secretary General of the worldwide Augustinian Order in Rome. He was elected to the post in September, 2013.
St. Rita of Cascia Parish, located in Racine, Wisconsin, welcomed Fr. Jim at Mass. Prior Provincial, the Very Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., celebrated the Mass. Fr. Jacek Dąbrowski, a Polish Augustinian novice, captured photos during the Mass, which you can now see in our Photo Galleries. Click on any photo below to see the full gallery.