Father Patrick Foutts was born and raised in San Pedro. After graduating from St. Michael’s Preparatory High School in 1983, he discerned a call to be a Norbertine priest at St. Michael’s Abbey. After 10 years of formation at St. Michael’s he was ordained a priest on July 3, 1993. The first assignment was to be a chaplain and teacher at Mary Star of the Sea Elementary. During the 18 years he spent at Mary Star he taught both 5th and 6th Grades. Next, he spent four years at St. Peter and St. Paul School in Wilmington as a teacher and chaplain. Then from 2015 to 2019 he was the rector of the parish school at St. John the Baptist Parish in Costa Mesa.
Throughout his many years in Catholic education, it has been a joy for Father Patrick to exercise his priestly ministry with young people as they strive to grow in knowledge and in virtue. Along Now back with us at MSSE as the school chaplain, Fr. Patrick will also serve as the chaplain at Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence.