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Our New Parochial Vicar

Our New Parochial Vicar
Posted on 10/01/2018
Fr. Kevin's Ordination, (Photo from the Catholic Standard)

St. Mary’s Welcomes New Parochial Vicar

We are so excited and feel so blessed to welcome a new parochial vicar, Father Kevin Fields, to our parish. Eighth-grade student, Julia, interviewed for Father Kevin to introduce him to our readers.  

What are you most excited about as
someone new to the St. Mary’s community?

Father:
This is my first assignment as a priest. I was recently ordained in June. I am excited to be involved and to take part in all of my ministries.

 

What have been a few “takeaways” so far from your time here?

Father: I am impressed that people seek to find Christ in Mass and outside of Church.

 

Where are you from/Where did you grow up?

Father: I grew up in Olney, Maryland. My father was born in Baltimore and my mother was born in New York.

 

What are some of your favorite hobbies or interests?

Father: I am interested in hockey and traveling to historical sites. I enjoy trivia and reading.

 

Do you have any siblings?

Father: I am the middle of three children.

 

What is one talent of gift that you look forward to sharing?

Father: I look forward to sharing the gift of teaching and sharing the love of Christ.

 

What made you want to become a priest?

Father: I had a desire to serve, and God showed me that I could help more people as a priest.

 

What school did you attend?

Father: I attended Sequoyah Elementary in Derwood, and Rosa Parks Middle School in Olney. I attended Our Lady of Good Counsel, when it as back in Wheaton.

 

What was your favorite part of school?

Father: I enjoyed anything that had to do with history, or government.

 

When did you feel the call to become a priest?

Father: I felt the call after graduate school.

 

What can we as students do to help you in your ministry?

Father: You all can pray for yourselves, your families, the parish, and for us priests. You can find a way to love everyone.

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