Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Father Keith Michael Carroll named Pastor of Saint Patrick Church


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Having officially received my letter of appointment I am happy to announce to you that our Bishop the Most Reverend Ronald Gainer has appointed me pastor of Saint Patrick Church effective immediately.  I am truly grateful to Bishop Gainer for appointing me your pastor and I am looking forward in serving you in this capacity.  My installation as pastor will take place on Wednesday June 4th at the 5:15pm Mass.  All are invited to attend. 


Father Carroll

Father Carroll was born June 6th 1981 son of Keith and Doris Carroll.  Native of York, Father Carroll was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima where he attended grade school.  A graduate of York Catholic in 2000, he spent one year at Penn State York before being accepted into the seminary in 2001.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy in 2005 from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and his Master of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg in 2009.  On May 17th 2008 he was ordained a deacon and on June 6th 2009 on his 28th birthday He was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ.

Below is a list of Father Carroll’s seminary and clerical assignments

Summer of 2005:  stationed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Lewistown and Saint Jude Thaddeus in Mifflintown

Summer of 2006:  stationed at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Berwick

Summer of 2007:  stationed at Sacred of Jesus in Cornwall

Summer of 2008 - April of 2009:  stationed as a Deacon at Saint Joan of Arc in Hershey

June 2009 - June 2012:  stationed as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Church in Chambersburg

June 2012 - October 2013:  stationed as Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus in Harrisburg

June 2013 – current:  assigned as Diocesan Boy Scout Chaplain 

October 7th 2013 - November 29th 2013:  served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Patrick Church in York

November 30th 2013 – May 23rd 2014:  served as Administrator of Saint Patrick Church in York

Effective May 23rd appointed Pastor of Saint Patrick Church in York. 



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