Fr. Nelson Belizario, O. Carm. was a resident at St. Thomas the Apostle from 1984 to 1991. He came after a nine-year term as pastor at St. Gelasius Church in Woodlawn. He was very involved in the life of the parish during his 7 years and, after assignments in Evanston, Ohio and Kentucky, is now pastor of St. Simon Stock/St Joseph Parish in the Bronx.
Fr. Nelson celebrates 50 years as a priest this year and will be here in Chicago to celebrate a special anniversary Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Sunday, August 19th at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the gym. More details about that celebration will be available as the date gets closer. If you knew Father Nelson when he was here, you will want to celebrate with him. So please save the date.