Welcome to Tom Carani, our new Director of Adult Catechesis, Formation and Spirituality! He is a native of Chicago and a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. with a degree in Theology and a minor in Philosophy. While in Washington, he was also a Student Minister through the Office of Campus Ministry, developing monthly spiritual programming for young men, facilitating a weekly bible study, and serving as a World Youth Day Intern with the Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Tom just finished his Master of Arts Degree in Theology this spring from the University of Notre Dame. As part of that program, Tom was assigned to Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, serving a two-year graduate school internship with them. While there, he co-directed, produced and edited a weekly parish podcast and organized a regional men’s conference for about 500 men in the Northwest Houston area. He coordinated a monthly family catechesis program for 90 families in English and Spanish and collaborated with the Christian Initiation Ministry leaders to re-structure Adult Confirmation. He attributes the success of these programs to the teamwork he shared with staff and the development of programs that were evangelistic, catechetical and readily applicable to daily family life.
Tom looks forward to continuing the outstanding programs already in place for adult formation at St. Louis, and to working with the volunteers who have been so faithful in sustaining these programs over the last few months and years.