December 10,2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacon Adam Bradford Carrico to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville. The ordination will take place at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.
Deacon Adam Carrico, 32, is a native of Pewee Valley, Ky. who grew up at St. Aloysius Parish in Pewee Valley. The son of Larry and Susan Carrico, he is the oldest of four siblings: Kevin, Amanda, and Kurtis (now deceased). He graduated from Saint Xavier High School (2001) and the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in history (2006). In May of this year, Deacon Carrico graduated from Saint Meinrad Seminary where he earned both master of divinity and master in Catholic philosophical studies degrees. Early in seminary, Deacon Carrico developed an interest in mental health advocacy and ministry. His commitment to those who suffer from mental illness and thoughts of despair only deepened after the loss of his brother to suicide in 2012.
Deacon Carrico’s Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at Saint Aloysius Parish in Pewee Valley on Sunday, December 20, at 5 p.m. After ordination, he has been appointed associate pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Louisville, Ky.
Adam Carrico will serve as a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of Louisville. A bishop ordains diocesan priests, also called secular priests, for a particular geographical area called a diocese or archdiocese. Diocesan priests usually serve in parishes, though they also may minister in schools, hospitals, prisons, or diocesan offices, depending upon local needs. Diocesan priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Louisville serve in the 24 counties in Central Kentucky that make up the Archdiocese.
For further information please contact Cecelia Price at 585-3291 or 417-7187 (cell).