Alexandra Sullivan and Fr. Michael Connolly2019-11-19T18:21:16-05:00

Alexandra Sullivan is the co-host of Raising Saints, a podcast inspired by her goddaughter’s questions about the faith. She is a wife and mother to 3 children and spends a lot of time volunteering at the kids’ school and making PB&J. The rest of her time is divided between her photography business, and her faith-based blog, called Transform Our Hearts, where she hopes to inspire others to deepen their faith.

Ordained May 26th, 2018, Fr. Michael Connolly is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Connolly grew up in St. Augustine’s Parish in Ossining, NY. He attended Kennedy Catholic High School where he was a member of the football team as well as the musical theatre program and Fordham University where he studied music and philosophy. Having been inspired by his loving family and wonderful parish priests, Fr. Connolly has always felt called to the priesthood, though he tried, at times, to ignore that call! He is incredibly grateful to God to be a priest and serving the wonderful people of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction, NY. When he’s not celebrating Holy Mass, Fr. Connolly loves to sing and play music. He is especially excited about spending time with the children of St. Denis-St. Columba School.

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