Bishop robert reed '77
Each year, we recognize a graduate of St. John's whose life personifies the spirit and values we seek to instill in all of our students. Our 2017 Distinguished Alumnus is Bishop Robert Reed, a 1977 graduate of St. John's.
This year we were honored to have Bishop Reed celebrate Founder's Day Mass on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. During his homily, he spoke about his experiences at St. John's, and said, "I can feel the spirit I remember so well here. I have always revered this place. I was founded here." We look forward to having Bishop Reed back on campus in March, when he will have an opportunity to talk with students and participate in classes.
Bishop Reed, who serves as president/CEO of the CatholicTV Network, was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Boston in August 2016. In addition to his administrative responsibilities with CatholicTV, he hosts the network's signature talk series, "This is the Day." He is also the author of "Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts and Revive Your Catholic Faith." Bishop Reed grew up in Swampscott, and was ordained a priest in 1985. He has served at parishes in Malden, Norwood, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Haverhill and Whitman. Currently, he serves as pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland.