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    FrDonato
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    Hello. I am a new member of this forum. I am a Catholic priest and a pastor of a large suburban parish of 2300 families, and a school (K-8). I have been a priest for 20 years and I love the Church and the priesthood. My life as a priest has been very interesting and even “fun,” if I dare to describe it that way. I love theological study and spent three years in Rome, where I completed a Licentiate (STL) and Doctoral degree (STD) in Spiritual Theology. I also have a graduate degree in Pastoral Ministry and another one in Catholic Theology and Apologetics, and love to teach our wonderful Catholic faith. If you have any religious questions, I will try to answer as often as time permits. Each member in this forum will be remembered in my prayers before the Blessed Sacrament in our parish Eucharistic adoration chapel.

    #2631

    Sunset
    Member

    Welcome to the site. I am looking forward to seeing your comments around here. I am new to the site and am learning something new everyday.

    Thanks for the prayers <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    S

    #2636

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Welcome!

    Do you spend a lot of time working in the K-8 school?

    I am currently studying Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota and I want to work with children and their families some day. I went to a Catholic Elementary school. I would always like it when our preist came in and visited our classroom. Those are some good memories. I could see myself working or volunteering for Catholic schools someday!

    -Stephanie

    #2640

    FrDonato
    Member

    I visit the classrooms in our school whenever possible and celebrate Mass for our kids. We have two or three classes attending Mass each day and the whole school attends every first Friday. My newly ordained associate teaches in the school each week. I enjoy that too when possible, but I have many administrative duties now (as a new pastor) and I teach our deacons-in-training theology and have a number of outside diocesan responsibilities too now, so it is difficult to be in the school everyday.

    This forum seems like it is going to be a fun way to interact with other Catholics and those interested in the Catholic faith. To me, there is nothing more exciting or fascinating! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #2643

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    I am glad to hear that you still get to go around to the classrooms once and awhile. It probably means a lot to the students!

    Yes, this forum is a great thing, that’s for sure! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    ~Stephanie

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