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Heart For Mission Episode 1: Fr. Alex Colautti

Fr. Alex graduated from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and was ordained in 2018

by Editorial Team

Fr. Alex Colautti joins Dr. Matthew Gerlach for the pilot episode of our live video podcast Heart for Mission, discussing what it means to be a priest and to lead the people of God in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic.

by Editorial Team

Connection to Sacred Heart Major Seminary: 2:20

Fr. Alex graduated from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and was ordained in 2018. He is a member of the religious community, Companions of the Cross founded in Ottawa, Canada.  

Reminiscing on his time at the seminary, Fr. Alex fondly shares the story of his ragtag seminary soccer team winning the season tournament. 

Parish Ministry: 4:40

Fr. Alex now resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he serves as the Associate Pastor of St. Benedict Parish. The parish is a thriving, mission-focused body working hard to continue to minister to the local community. 

  • Alpha courses continued via Zoom Meetings found great success, and now the parish is launching Alpha online. 

  • St. Benedict's created a new team to care for parishioners and neighbors of the church. The team is making personal phone calls to check in on each other and lend support where needed. 

Navigating Tragedy: 20:15

Impacted by the recent mass shooting in Nova Scotia, St. Benedict’s hosted a livestream Memorial Mass and Holy Hour for the victims and the families affected by the tragedy.  The parish has been reflecting on the mystery of the cross and the hope of eternal life in this painful time. 

Concluding Prayer: 26:30

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.