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Welcome to St. Michael's, Fr. Larry!

 
The Provincial Council of the Denver Province has announced that Fr. Larry Sanders, C.Ss.R. has been appointed Pastor of St. Michael's. Fr. Sanders will be joining our parish in early February. 

Fr. Larry, C.Ss.R. a Redemptorist priest, was ordained in 1993. Since then he has been Director of Spiritual Formation, Retreat Master, and worked with the Office of Financial Services for the Redemptorist Province in Denver and Pastor of Santa Catalina in Tucson, AR. As a Retreat Master, Fr. Larry became involved with Rachel’s Vineyards which offers retreat weekends for women and men who have experience with abortion. He continues this work with Rachel’s Vineyard and leads retreats three to four times a year.

On a personal and more detailed note, Fr. Larry is the oldest of seven children, born in Japan while his father served in the US Air Force.  After completed his service, the family settled in Kansas City, Kansas.  Fr. Larry graduated from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas with a BS degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Business Computer Science in 1981 followed by an MS in Computer Science from Wichita State University in 1985.  After that, he entered formation for the Redemptorists who he met while attending Wichita State. Fr. Larry  professed his first vows in 1988.  Following graduation from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 1992, he was stationed at Holy Redeemer Parish in Detroit, Michigan.  In 1993 Fr. Larry was ordained at his home parish in Kansas.  After serving in Detroit for seven years, he then became the Director of Spiritual Formation at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kansas.  In 2002, he moved to Denver having been assigned to the Office of Financial Services for the Redemptorist Province.  From Denver, Fr. Larry then served as Vocation Director for two years before being assigned as a Retreat Master at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  In 2011 he moved to Tucson and was assigned as Pastor of Santa Catalina Parish in Tucson, Arizona.


In Fr. Larry’s own words: “I am very excited to be back in Chicago.  I lived across the plaza when it was the major formation house and I went to seminary at Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park.  I was ordained deacon at St. Michael’s in 1992.  While I was a student there I was involved in the choir and other groups around the parish.  I was also briefly assigned to Chicago while I was vocation director for the Denver province in 2007.”

Welcome Fr. Larry Sanders!!

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