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We are blessed to have Fr. Josh Swallows back home to Most Precious Blood! Our parish has had a remarkable history with Fr. Josh as we prayed and journeyed with him on his path to ordination as a priest. In 2008 he responded to his calling to the priesthood and entered the seminary. On May 23rd, 2015 many of our parish family went to his ordination at St. James Cathedral and for the first time in our parish history, we lived streamed the ordination in our Parish Life Center. Fr. Josh also serves as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Orlando and chaplain for Catholic Campus Ministry just down the road at UCF. We are blessed to see how the Holy Spirit continues to inspire and guide Fr. Josh as he now shepherds our parish!
Fr. Josh grew up in nearby Casselberry, Florida. He graduated from Lake Howell High School and then Florida State University with a degree in Economics. While at Florida State, he first became involved in campus ministry as a student leader. After graduation, he returned home and actually served as the lay Campus Minister at CCM from 2004-2008.
In his free time, he enjoys fishing. Actually, that is an understatement. He is addicted to fishing. He has a small bass boat and on his day off, almost every week, he can probably be found out on the St. Johns River or some other local waterway.