Rev. Adam B. Carrico
Born and raised out of Saint Aloysius Parish, Pewee Valley, Fr. Adam was ordained a priest on December 19, 2015. His father is from Springfield, Kentucky, and so he is related to that branch of the Carrico family. Fr. Adam attended St. Aloysius grade school and graduated in 1997, Saint Xavier High School in 2001, and from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in History in 2006. While attending St. X and U of L, Fr. Adam worked at a local nursing home, Friendship Manor, located off New LaGrange Road; it is there that he developed a love of gardening, as well as a vocation to service. A year and a half went by between U of L and seminary, and it was during that time that Fr. Adam intentionally began careful discernment of the call to the priesthood which had started back in the third grade. This discernment process was overseen by none other than our Pastor, Fr. Jeff, who has continued to have a significant influence on his vocation since that time. With the help of the Vocations Office, Fr. Adam began seminary studies at Saint Meinrad in 2008, graduated with an M.A. in Catholic Philosophical Studies in 2010, and finally with a Masters of Divinity in 2015.
Fr. Adam is the oldest of four: two brothers and a sister. Kevin lives with his family in Tampa, FL, while Amanda lives with her husband in Crestwood. The youngest sibling, Kurtis, passed away several years ago. Through his death and some other life events, Fr. Adam has encountered many ups and downs in life, and is certainly no stranger to difficulty and heartbreak. It is with this lens that he prefers to approach people in homilies and ministry. Fr. Adam often tells people that what he has been given in life is not his to retain; this freedom empowers him to meet people where they are, and reveal to them the light of Christ, always at work in our lives. A ministry that Fr. Adam feels especially called to is working with children and young adults and he hopes to develop that side of Saint Patrick's.