As you walk into the arena this weekend, chances are good that you might run into a redheaded priest, maybe wearing sunglasses and (if you time it just right) busting a move.
That would be Fr. Brian Fallon, the Assistant (to the) Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Since he’s only been in this role for a month, don’t worry – talking to him doesn’t mean you’re entering the seminary or convent tomorrow.
Fr. Fallon has been a priest for three years, and comes from Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, MO, where he grew up with his parents and sister. Although his current residence comes with three dogs, he doesn’t have any pets himself – probably because the two fish he had when he was five, Steve and Fred, died tragically.
Speaking of parallels to Christ (two fish, get it?), Fr. Fallon was also lost in a temple of sorts when he was 12. During the papal Mass with St. John Paul II at the TWA Dome in 1999, Fr. Fallon’s parents stopped to look at souvenirs and little Brian wandered off without them. If your parents have ever misplaced you, then you know how that feels.
This is Fr. Fallon’s 13th Steubenville St. Louis Mid-America conference, so he knows his way around. Make sure to say hey to him as you enter and exit the arena!
“One time I had really bad Mexican food and I missed Saturday night adoration. I was sad.”
“God wants to do wonderful things this weekend, but He can’t do wonderful things unless we invite Him to.”