WELCOME FATHER DAVID!
Just in case you missed his introduction in the Mother’s Day bulletin, please join us in welcoming Fr. David Koetter! Father David’s official assignment with Blessed Sacrament Church starts tomorrow, July 1st.
Fr. David was born in Louisville, Kentucky and is the oldest of three boys. His family later moved to Macon, Georgia where he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and participated in Mass as an altar server. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School followed by Mount de Sales Academy. He later attended Valdosta State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, with a teaching certificate in Social Studies for grades 7-12. After graduation he worked as a budget analyst at Warner Robins Air Force Base.
In 2001, he began to seriously discern his call to the priesthood when he met with our very own Fr. Brett Brannen who was the vocation director at the time. He entered Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in January of 2002, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 23, 2007, by Bishop Kevin Boland.
Fr. David has served as Parochial Vicar at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown, GA; Parochial Vicar at St. James Catholic Church, Savannah, GA; Pastor at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Thomasville, GA; and Pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Macon, GA.
We are excited to welcome Father David to the Blessed Sacrament family on this Fourth of July weekend! Please stop by after Mass giving him a warm welcome and introducing yourself and your family.