Welcome to our new LAOH State Chaplain for Michigan, Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC! We look forward to sharing our faith and Irish community activities with our new Chaplain.
Here is a brief intro from Fr. Brendan himself…
I grew up in Ireland with my family in Co Sligo in the West of Ireland, the third eldest of a family of eight children. Faith was always important to our family and we were active participants of our local parish.
I contemplated religious life in 1997 and during my travels Medjourge in June 2002 at the listened to Sr. Alvira who spoke to the large group gathered. Sr Alvira advised us to “get off the fence” and choose our (true) vocation in life, married, Religious or Priesthood. With the seed firmly rooted I continued to pray to God for guidance. During the summer of 2008 while attending the World Youth Day celebrations in Australia I was affirmed in my decision, when I heard the lovely song “Christ has no body now but yours.”
In September 2009 I joined the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (commonly known as the The Pallottine Fathers) which was founded by St. Vincent Pallotti in the1840’s. I completed my studies for Priesthood in St. Patrick’s Pontifical University Maynooth, prior to my ordination to Priesthood on July 24th 2016. I have been appointed as Associate Pastor to St. Vincent Pallotti Parish in Wyandotte, Detroit, where I am truly enjoying my life as a priest.
A much deserved THANK YOU goes out to our past Chaplain, Father Timothy M. McCabe, SJ. Thank you very much for your years of service to the needy of Detroit and the Irish community.
I am profoundly grateful to God and the Society of Jesus for the gift of this life. None of this would be possible without a loving and supportive family and countless friends who have inspired and encouraged me along the way. My Jesuit priesthood is about being of service to others, and I humbly offer it with great joy and wholehearted gratitude.
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