He was everybody's friend. He loved the people and the people loved him. Father Joe was one of those priests who was never too busy to sit down and share a lively dialogue. When he arrived at the very conservative St. Anthony parish, many of us thought there would be monumental changes. Unlike many of his contemporaries, when he took the pulpit on that first day of his new assignment at St. Anthony, he assured us that things would continue and not to look for any drastic changes. He was true to his word.