Father Roger Holoubek:
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 Welcome 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.
Father Roger: 40th Anniversary Video
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.