‘God Didn’t Forget My Bucket List,’ Says Jesuit Chaplain of the House of Representatives

Jesuit Father Patrick ConroyThe 113th Congress recently convened and that means long, busy days ahead for Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy, who serves as the 60th Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The first Jesuit to serve as the chaplain to the House, Fr. Conroy says when he was young his plan was to be a U.S. senator. When Fr. Conroy’s provincial asked him to apply for the chaplain position, Fr. Conroy says, “God didn’t forget my bucket list.”

In this Ignatian News Network video, Fr. Conroy talks about his unique ministry.

5 Responses to “‘God Didn’t Forget My Bucket List,’ Says Jesuit Chaplain of the House of Representatives”

  • Jan Bonugli:


  • alex:

    I think God likes those who are grateful to him.

  • Mike:

    Dear Fr. Patrick,

    Congratulations! Pray for our new former Jesuit Congress-person Juan (Paco) Vargas (D) San Diego, CA and my SJ scholastic classmate. Would love to meet when you have time! AMDG.

  • Karim Noujaim:

    True to my Jesuit education (Jesuit High School, Cairo, Egypt, 1973) two main points resonated with me: service and humility. Thank you Father Conroy and congratulations.

  • Congratulations! Now you can be a voice for the voiceless, at the appropriate time. I saw you on Inauguration Day as you led the Congress in prayer. May the good Lord continue to guide you.