Father Scott Carroll, a seminarian from the Diocese of Toledo was ordained to Priesthood at his home yesterday. The new priest is suffering from cancer and early ordination was deemed "prudent". Father Scott is a classmate of Louisville's Deacon Nick Brown at Saint Meinrad. When Father Scott was a seminarian, he was assigned to Holy Family parish in New Albany, IN. Father Scott is 46 years old.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 6 weeks before his scheduled ordination, Bishop Leonard Blair ordained Deacon Scott Carroll to the priesthood at a Mass celebrated at Father Carroll’s home in Maumee, Ohio. Father Scott has been battling cancer for some time. Although Scott looked forward to joining his classmates for ordination on June 22, 2013, it became clear this week that an earlier ordination might be prudent.
Concelebrating the Ritual Mass of Ordination were the Reverends Keith Stripe and Kishore Kottana, Pastor and Associate Pastor respectively of Father Carroll’s home parish of Saint Joseph, and the Reverend Monsignor Charles Singler, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Toledo.
Father Carroll’s family were present for the concelebrated Mass.
At the end of the Mass, Bishop Blair announced to those gathered that Father Carroll is assigned Associate Pastor of his home parish, Saint Joseph Parish in Maumee.
He will exercise his faculties as a priest as his health permits. It was a beautiful occasion and Scott is very much at peace.
Please keep Scott and his family in your prayers, and join me in congratulating him!