Monday, June 4, 2012

Welcoming Our New Blogger....

The Vocation Office staff is extrememly grateful to Deacon Steve Henriksen for sharing the last few months blogging with us. It was great hearing about his studies and life at Sacred Heart Seminary and the days leading up to his ordination as a deacon. Deacon Steve now gets an earned "blogging vacation" and we all get to hear the blogging voice of our seminarian, Sean McKinley.

Sean McKinley is a long time parishioner of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, KY which he still calls home along with his parents and his brother's family. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems in 2004 and was a web developer for UPS. After graduating from college, he lived and worked for five years in Huntsville, AL where he developed web applications for government contracts.

He has spent many years serving the Church in youth ministry and going on to becoming a youth minister at parishes in the Louisville and Huntsville areas. He has also been taught religion education classes for various ages including for confirmation and RCIA for children. He currently is attending Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. for seminary studies. He has complete two years of formation and will be going into his first year of theology studies in the fall. His previous pastoral assignments have been at Peace Meal and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Washington and at St. Michael's Parish in Louisville. This summer he is attending the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE at Creighton University with 170 other seminarians from all over the country.

We look forward to hearing from Sean and his experiences at Creighton in the weeks ahead.

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