I’m Fr. Craig Collison, your new pastor. I come to you after 12
wonderful years at Sacred Heart in Sioux City. In August of
1979, I arrived at St. Lawrence with one whole year of
experience under my belt and looking forward to joining
Fr. McCarty, Fr. Hughes, and becoming part of the Kuemper
family for the first time. Thirty six years later, I feel like I’ve
come full circle in returning now as your pastor. I thank the
Lord, too, for the 10 years I had at Kuemper and St. Mary’s
in Willey from 1994-2003. Of my 37 years in the priesthood,
13 of them have been in Carroll County, and now I am
looking forward to many more. Thanks so much to
everyone who has been so wonderful in welcoming me back
to St. Lawrence and Carroll. I look forward to many
wonderful years of walking the journey of faith with you.
Bless you all.
Fr. Brian Feller, Parochial Vicar
St. Lawrence Welcomes New Parochial Vicar-Rev. Brian Feller
On Saturday, June 6, at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, Deacon Brian Feller was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend Walker Nickless, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City.
Feller, the youngest of four children, grew up in St. Andrew’s parish in Sibley and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota in 2008. Following his ordination, Feller served as an interim parochial vicar at Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, effective June 15 to July 24. From there, he has been assigned priest chaplain at Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll as well as parochial vicar at St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale.
Watching football, playing basketball, tennis, golf, and soccer, swimming, reading, playing guitar, board and card games, camping, grilling, baking, hiking, watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, are just a few of the activities Father Feller enjoys in his down time.
“It is amazing to me that a man can become another Christ and share in Jesus' sacrificial life of love as his priest. Through ordination, the man himself becomes united in such a way to the Person of Jesus that during sacramental moments his words and actions are more truly Jesus' words and actions than his own and bring about a divine effect. This is wonderful because through the priest and the sacraments he offers, Jesus pours out his infinite love and mercy to many individual persons throughout time and location. I have been so blessed to receive a sharing in the life of God through the sacraments provided to me through the many priests I have known. The priesthood of Jesus Christ is the most compelling sign of God's love for me,” states Feller. Welcome to Saint Lawrence Parish Fr. Brian Feller!
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