Fr. Chad VanHoose

 
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ! Since arriving at All Saints shortly after my ordination to the priesthood on May 27, 2017, I have GREATLY enjoyed getting to know so many of our parishioners and families! One of the greatest graces that I have experienced at All Saints is a sense of belonging that I have felt here.   Please do not hesitate in contacting me with any pastoral needs or just to introduce yourself. I am typically out of the office on Mondays, but feel free to leave me a message.
 
Brief Bio
I was ordained a priest in 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Paul by Archbishop Bernard Hebda for service in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, though I was raised in Northeast Kentucky on the Ohio River near Portsmouth, OH. My parents, two older sisters, brother-in-laws, and 10 nieces and nephews currently live in suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. I attended the same Catholic school system (Notre Dame Schools in Portsmouth) from kindergarten through senior high school and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing before moving to Minnesota.
 

From 2005 to 2011, I ministered to youth and young adults as I served with NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries based out of West St. Paul. While at NET, I trained and supervised NET Teams in Faribault, St. Michael, Providence Academy, Hastings, and even in Lakeville!  In the fall of 2011, I started seminary formation at The Saint Paul Seminary. I am a member of a priestly fraternity in the Archdiocese called The Companions of Christ, and receive incredible love and support from these brother priests.

Interesting Facts
I have been blessed to see three living popes in person, and personally met Pope Francis in November 2017. I saw Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 while participating in World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada, and I attended his beatification in St. Peter’s square with Pope Benedict XVI nine years later in May 2011.

A Favorite Bible verse or spiritual quote
“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing.” - Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati