Fr. Ben Armentrout
Hello, my name is Father Armentrout and I am the new chaplain for the Sacred Heart Newman Center here at Missouri Western! I grew up in Salisbury, Missouri. The first time that I thought about the priesthood was in second grade. But of course, like any serious aspiration of a second grader, my vocation required many more years of thought and prayer! I attended Catholic grade school in Salisbury and enjoyed growing closer to our Lord while learning more about the faith and learning the importance of prayer. I attended Salisbury High School and enjoyed my time in classes, with friends, and involvement in extra-curricular activities: football, baseball, weightlifting, and speech competitions. At the end of my time in high school, I went to Benedictine College for a year. During that time, I returned to a more frequent prayer life, attended Mass almost daily, and discerned that God was in fact calling me to discern a priestly vocation. At the end of the year, I transferred into the seminary. I spent a few years at a seminary in Lincoln, Nebraska. I finished up my time in seminary this May in St. Louis, Missouri. On May 29th, I was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph. I am serving at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, St. Mary’s parish, and the Newman Center. I am passionate about the faith, enjoy reading great books, and still love sports and the outdoors!
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As Chaplin, Fr. Armentrout works for the spiritual goods of the Catholic Newman Center at MWSU.
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