The late Fr. Gerry Creedon, a leader, a dedicated man of world ministry, and a man whose gifts to our community leave a legacy that is too vast to talk about in such a short time.  The longtime pastor of Holy Family Church in Dale City was beloved from Ireland to the Dominican Republic and throughout Virginia. He was known for being a voice for the poor, an accomplished poet and musician, and an inspiration to many.

He was the director of Catholic Charities in the early 80’s, when Fran Campbell, a mother of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, approached him to talk about how they could work together to be change agents for adults having a desire to live independently in our community. Without his leadership, Gabriel Homes would not exist.