On June 12, we welcome Fr. Louie Floeder to St. Stephen! In case you missed his note in the June 9 bulletin, here’s his message to the parishioners of St. Stephen:
My name is Father Louie Floeder and I’m so happy to have my first assignment be St. Stephen’s! I grew up with my six brothers and three sisters in Shoreview, Minnesota. After graduating from Mounds View High School in 2011, I immediately joined the seminary. Seminary was a great time, and I’m so thankful for all the people I met and growth that occurred. God uses all things. I am half Peruvian (my mother being 100%) and do my best to speak Spanish. I like to watch WWE and play basketball. And although it has only been a short while since ordination – I love being a priest! I look forward to meeting you and serving you. A final thought, if I can shamelessly throw it out there…I would love to visit with you in your homes! It really helps me get to know you. May God bless you!
– Father Louie
P.S. My uncle, Fr. John Floeder, was assigned to St. Stephen’s as an associate around ten years ago. I’m happy to follow in his footsteps!