Our New Priest-in-Residence
I am excited to announce that Fr. Andrew Jaspers who is a classmate and periodic guest priest through the past couple of years has been assigned by the Archbishop beginning this summer to serve as a full-time spiritual director at St. John Vianney College Seminary. He has also been designated as a weekend assistant at our Holy Cross campuses. Please join me in welcoming him more fully to the parish. Stay tuned for a more formal introduction from him.
Here is a brief bio from him: Father Andrew M. Jaspers, priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is in his sixth year of priesthood. Father Jaspers is from Lake Crystal, Minnesota and graduated from Mankato Loyola High School, Marquette University, Fordham University, and the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. Father Jaspers was a Jesuit retreat master and parish mission preacher of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in the Midwest for five years before joining the Archdiocese. He also taught philosophy and theology at Creighton University in Omaha from 2005-2008. Father has served as associate pastor at St. John Neumann parish in Eagan, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, and St. Agnes in St. Paul, where he also taught the 11th grade. He is most recently a spiritual director at St. John Vianney College Seminary for 18 seminarians and parochial vicar of the Cathedral of St. Paul. He will soon direct more than 30 seminarians at St. John Vianney Seminary as a full-time director. It is his joy to live with Frs. Spencer Howe and Byron Hagan in their prospective founding of an Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Minneapolis, and to assist at Holy Cross on the Sabbath. Father Jaspers likes to play piano and waterski, and prefers dogs to cats.