Brad has already given a very good history of the parish. Shooting a few decades into the future, the heady 70's arrived and as with most of the western world, a cultural change came to St. John's.
Reflecting on our 70th, here are some shots of St. John's from the 1970's:
|Fr. David O'Connor in a swank jacket sits with a couple of groovy kids circa. 1974.|
In the seventies, people looked at paper and smiled a lot.
|St. John's redesigned by Fr. O'Connor|
If you squint you can see the crucifix and the risen Jesus on the wall.
|Looks like a rockin' Jesus song fest in the rectory. |
Before that was considered creepy.
|Chic little vino party in the parish hall. Wait...what the...?|
|The...tabernacle...lamp...is providing ambience...for the mod squad. And|
it's like signaling the real presence of...maybe..Columbo on the television. Ugh!
Hey, Tabernacle Lamp. We noticed you sitting there with a fern stuck in you. We noticed.
Happy Birthday, St. John the Evangelist Oxford! Here's to many more!