Welcome Fr. George Auger, C.S.V.
After 11 years of faithful Episcopal witness and leadership at St. Joseph’s Home, Bishop Andrew McDonald has decided to retire. We would like to express our deep gratitude for his loving service and generous pastoral care. His example of living and speaking God’s truth with honestly and humility has touched us. Truly, he has helped all of us to grow in our faith. We look forward to his concelebrating the daily Liturgy in our Chapel and his cherished participation in the life of our Home. Thank you Bishop McDonald!
We are very happy to welcome Fr. George Auger C.S.V., who has taken on the role as chaplain. Fr. George was born in Detroit, Mich. His parents were originally from Quebec, Canada. In school, he was taught by the Clerics of Saint Viator. “When I went to school, that’s when I knew I wanted to be one of them,” Fr. George said, “Initially; I wanted to become a brother.”
At 20 years old, he entered the Clerics of Saint Viator and studied in Canada. “I was a brother for eight or nine years until I sought out spiritual direction for discernment of the priesthood. I decided to enter the seminary and came to the United States in 1954 for my studies”, said Fr. George.
After his ordination in 1961, his first assignments were teaching in Viatorian schools. Over the years, Fr. George has taught in school, been involved in pastoral ministries and given many retreats; including retreats for the Little Sisters and Residents at St. Joseph’s Home.
“After giving retreats for the Little Sisters and being their confessor, they asked me to be their chaplain,” Father said. “I like ministering to the elders.”
Fr. George has been busy getting to know the Residents and Little Sisters. His smiling face and joyful personality are contagious, as you see can see from the faces of everyone he meets. We are also looking forward to getting to know him better as well. Some of his duties as chaplain will be offering Mass, giving retreats and ministering to the sick and dying.
Welcome to St. Joseph’s Home, Fr. George!