UST Names Fr. English as University Chaplain
Basilian Father Paul English will join UST in August as University Chaplain. Currently he serves as director of English-speaking novices. He became a professed member of the Congregation of St. Basil in 1980.
“Fr. English has a great deal of experience both as campus minister and pastor,” Fr. John Huber, Basilian Superior at Keon House, said. “His skills include an ability to gently listen to each person and their experiences, perceptions and point of view. His heart will always be with those who come to him, with a focus on fidelity to Jesus Christ and His Gospel. He will be an excellent addition to the ministry here at the University of Saint Thomas.”
Fr. English Brings a Wealth of Experience
Fr. English is a pastor and a teacher. He is fluent in English and Spanish and formerly ministered in parishes in Hispanic Ministry. He has worked […] with young people teaching on the high school level. He has also served many years as a campus minister at the college level. He is trained in religious formation, process and planning.
His focus is the Biblical view of Justice with the Mercy of God.
Previously Served at St. Anne's Catholic Church
As a Basilian, Fr. English served in Houston from 2001-2008 as a member of the pastoral team at St. Anne’s Catholic Church and community. He worked in this urban, bilingual parish as the Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry. While in Houston, he participated in the local community organizing and working for immigrant services and as a rights advocate. Read Fr. English' profile on the Basilian Father website.
Earthly Pursuits, Hobbies
For fun, Fr. English loves to play guitar and sing. He is also a sports enthusiast and particularly likes playing golf.