Seminarian Deacon Phillip Rogier
Seminary: St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad
Projected ordination year: Priesthood Ordination June 2024
Home Parish: Christ the King Parish, Ferdinand
Parents: David and Ann Rogier
Siblings (and their spouses/children): Adam and Elizabeth Hobson; Marc and Abby (Luebbehusen) Rogier, children: Olivia and Elliot
High School / College:
Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School in Ferdinand, Class of 2015
Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis, Class of 2019
Favorite meal: Bratwurst, cabbage and German fries
What I do in my “down time:” Brew beer and pitch horseshoes
Bucket list vacation destination: Someday, I would like to visit Les Bulles, Belgium, to visit the church where my ancestors were baptized.
The priest or deacon who baptized you: Father Gordon Mann
The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Bill Wargel
Your Confirmation Saint: I chose Saint Philip Neri as my Confirmation Saint for his joyful humility and sense of humor. I admire the way he lived out his priesthood with an intense desire to share the Gospel.
Favorite Bible verse: Over the past year, I have been contemplating the scene where Peter steps out on the water with Jesus. Peter becomes afraid when he sees the wind and begins to sink, and he cries out to Jesus to save him (Matthew 14:22-33). In many ways, my seminary experience models this story. In prayer, I hear Christ reminding me to keep my gaze and attention on him, rather than on the doubts and fears surrounding me.