Father Roger


Father Roger Holoubek:

Father Roger Welcome Video

Father Roger Welcome Video

While his friends call him “that hillbilly from Clewiston, Florida,” The truth is that he was actually born in Butte, Montana, in 1943. Shortly after his birth, his family decided to escape the copper mines where his dad worked and the harsh cold weather in Montana. They moved across the country to Clewiston. Being one of five children, one of fifty grandchildren, and growing up in the boondocks are certainly things that affected Father Roger’s outlook on life and his relationships with others. Those, however, are not the only strong influences that have shaped and molded him. Other experiences include the time that he spent as a student at the University of Florida, St. John Vianney Minor Seminary, and St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary.
Father Roger: 40th Anniversary Video

Father Roger: 40th Anniversary Video

Father Roger was ordained on May 24, 1969. He has served as a priest in St. Juliana’s parish, St. John the Baptist, St. Coleman’s, St. Lawrence and now at St. Maurice. A wise man once said that if you really want to know someone really well, then you need to know what causes him pain. If you know that, then you know him.
One of the things that cause Father Roger pain is when he sees cruelty and a lack of kindness.  He is a man who believes that kindness matters and that a parish is called to work for justice and peace.