Staff Member: Fr. David Veit
Fr. David Veit
I grew up in the small farming town of Osage Bend, MO (St. Margaret of Antioch Church), where I was baptized, and received 1st Communion, and where I first heard God calling to me to serve him in the vocation of Priesthood.
I am the 3rd of 4 children in my family (two older sisters who are identical twins, and a younger sister). I went to PSR at St Margaret's and attended Blair Oaks public school from K-8. I attended St. Thomas High School Seminary (Hannibal), Conception Seminary College (Conception) and Kenrick School of Theology (St. Louis), and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on April 25, 1998.
In my 21 years, I have served in some regular capacity in Columbia, Milan, Unionville, Tipton, California, Marshall, Rolla, St. James, Rosati, Cuba, Jefferson City, Macon and Bevier, and most recently, in Cuba and Rolla again.
For a time, I was Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, and for 7 years, was the Director of Seminarians for the Diocese.
Priesthood has been an amazing adventure, and along the way I’ve developed many interests and hobbies. Music (primarily guitar, but also piano, pipe organ, and a little bit of fiddle and bass); technology, (I used to build my own computers), as well as being pretty good at “on the fly” learning software and a regular “smart phone” user; outdoors (I am a life-long hunter, although I primarily hunt (and eat) deer now (bow/firearms), golf, footbag (aka Hacky Sack), running, volleyball, Walleyball, and hiking, and a few others that I’ve let go of for lack of time! I studied Spanish for 10 hours in College (our professor was from Madrid) but really started to be able to understand and speak Spanish after a 3 month immersion in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexcio, in 2001.
I knew Fr. Joe from seminary, his first parish assignment as a deacon, and working together in the Vocation office, as well as belonging to the same Priest Fraternity group. Together, we look forward to being with you, serving you, and getting to know you!