Fr. Jeremy Gries
I grew up on the southeast side of Indianapolis in Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ parish. My parents, Bob and Kathy, are still active members at Nativity. I have three brothers and one sister. All are married. Two live in Indy and the other two are out of state. My siblings and I all attended Nativity Catholic Grade School followed by Roncalli Catholic High School. From there, I earned a Bachelor and Master degree in civil engineering at Purdue University – West Lafayette with a specialty in structural engineering.
After more than a year of prayer, retreats, interviews, and the affiliation process, I started seminary at Saint Meinrad School of Theology. There I earned both a Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity degree. I particularly enjoyed my systematic theology and pastoral counseling courses. My last two years at Meinrad, my parish placement was here at Holy Family. During seminary, I had other placements at: the Institute for Priestly Formation (a summer spiritual program at Creighton University), the Richmond Catholic Community, chaplaincy at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and St. Pius X in Indianapolis
It is an honor to be assigned to Holy Family Catholic Church. I understand you’ve been praying for me prior to my arrival. Please don’t stop! As we settle in together, let’s remember patience. It will take time for me to learn names, families, and the local routines. You’ve been doing great things here at Holy Family, and I pray we can continue. I look forward to your assistance and active engagement as we build the Kingdom of God together. May our time together aid us all to become Saints for Christ and the Church.
Father Jeremy Gries – email@example.com