St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Garland

Three generations of service to the Church

A decision made by one man nearly 40 years ago altered the lives of his family in such a way that the Catholic Church gained three generations of servants to the faith because of his choice.
Father James R. Sharp, 86, retired priest at St. Michael the Archangel of Garland, started his service in the clergy with the Episcopal faith while married to his college sweetheart, the late Beverly Kay. The couple had three children together. In 1980, Pope John Paul II approved a pastoral provision allowing non-Catholic priests to be ordained in the Catholic Church.