Fr. Robert Ryan is from Antioch, IL, and is the youngest of 3 children. Before becoming a priest, he attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 2007, and then moved to Austin, TX, where he had a successful sales career in IT. In 2013, he had a profound and powerful experience of the Lord’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and felt a calling from God. Fr. Ryan began his formation for the priesthood in 2015, and has since completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Religion.
Fr. Ryan was ordained as a Catholic priest in 2021. He also completed a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity in 2021. He will complete a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 2023, while actively preaching and celebrating sacraments at both our Saints JFX churches.
Fr. Ryan is very excited and thankful to come and be a part of the Saints JFX community. His desire is for us to come to know and love each other and, together, come to know and love Our Lord, Jesus Christ. We ask you to welcome and pray for Fr. Ryan as he begins his journey at Saints JFX, beginning July 1, 2021.