Rev. Donald J. Heet, OSFS

Rev. Donald J. Heet, OSFS

First Profession:
August 21, 1965

Final Profession:
October 3, 1970

May 15, 1976

Ministries:Faculty, Salesianum School, Bishop Ireton High School, Director of Formation,  Catholic University of America; Principal, Paul VI High School; Director of Vocations; Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann

Present Ministry: Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann

Personality by Pixels

Pope Francis has called for a jubilee Year of Mercy. How do you experience the mercy of God in your life?
In the ministry, both informal and sacramental, of other Oblates.

With many experience of violence in the world and in our country, what is one way that you see Salesian gentleness as a healing agent?
As members of the Salesian family, we are called to listen.

What is the most recent book you read? Who was the author, and what did you think of it?
Master of the Senate by Robert Caro.

What is the most challenging dimension of Salesian Spirituality for you?
Living in the present moment.

If you were pope, what would be one decision you would make to impact church in a life-giving way?
Outlaw clericalism.

What gives you joy as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
The give-and-take with my confreres.

If someone were to write a biography of your life, what title would you give it?
Christes Gospel trewely wolde preche (from Canterbury Tales).

Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
Fr. Tom Palko challenged me to grow as a minister.