Fr. John Simoneau was born on the east side of Detroit in 1974, attended Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic School in Hamtramck/Warren until he joined the minor seminary at 14. He worked with youth and vocations in Ireland, Hungary and Slovakia. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Basilica of St. Mary Majors in Rome on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004 and obtained his Masters of Theology in Ecclesiology in 2005. From 2002 to 2010 he was in charge of St. Benedict’s Grade School and High School (Now St. John Paul II academic center) in Budapest, Hungary. He returned to the United States in 2012 and was assigned to be associate pastor at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights, MI. At present, he is serving at Our Lady of Good Counsel as associate pastor.