Fr. Dennis Robb
MEET OUR NEW PASTOR
Greetings from your new pastor, Father Dennis Robb. I look forward to serving you: God’s people in the great parishes of Queen of Angels and St. Joseph.
I was born in Port Angeles, Washington on July 7, 1948. With my siblings (an older sister and two younger brothers) I grew up in Queen of Angels Parish and attended Jefferson Grade School for two years before transferring to Queen of Angels School.
In the fall of 1962, I began my seminary formation years at Saint Edward Seminary and later at Saint Thomas Seminary. I graduated from high school in 1966 and from college in 1970. I have always had a strong interest in United States history and received my college degree in history. After graduating from college, I began my graduate work in theology and was ordained on June 1,1974 at St. James Cathedral by Archbishop Thomas Connolly.
Before my ordination, I served as a seminarian volunteer for one year in St. Louise Parish, Bellevue and the following year as a deacon at Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue. After my
ordination, I was assigned to St. Michael’s in Olympia with Father Bill Treacy for one year. In 1975 I was assigned to St. Luke’s in Shoreline where Father Joseph Petosa was the
pastor. I served as Father Petosa’s assistant for two years. In 1977 I was assigned to teach at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle and continued to live at Saint Luke’s and help out. In 1982 Father Petosa was assigned to Assumption Parish in Seattle and I accompanied him as his full-time assistant and also as a full-time teacher at the high school. In 1983 I returned to my native Olympic Peninsula as pastor at St. Joseph’s in Sequim until April of 1989. My next assignment, in 1989, was pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett. While there, I also taught at Archbishop Murphy High School. I had to step back from teaching in 1994 to become pastor of both Immaculate Conception Parish and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in North Everett. In 2007 I was transferred to Grays Harbor where I served the parishes of Saint Mary in Aberdeen, Saints Peter and Paul in Aberdeen, Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam, Saint Jerome in Ocean Shores, Saint Paul in Westport, and Our Lady of the Olympics at Lake Quinault.
I love to read on my Kindle — mostly history, politics and theology – plus the occasional
novel. I also collect US un-cancelled stamps and up until about ten years ago I used to travel to the Oregon coast to ride quads at the sand dunes. I was a season-ticket holder (17 years) with the Everett AquaSox baseball club and for a few years also had season tickets to the Everett Silvertips hockey team. I am also an avid Seattle Mariners fan, however, my greatest sports love since my childhood is for the New York Yankees.
I am excited to be coming back home to Port Angeles and Sequim and look forward to meeting and working with the parishioners of Queen of Angels and Saint Joseph. I am not leaving everyone behind in Grays Harbor – I will be joined in Port Angeles by my ten and a half year-old, one-eyed and almost blind, Boston Terrier, Katie Marie.
May God always keep you in His love and care.