Greetings! Peace be with you.
My name is Father Justin Fulton. I am one of the new Assistant Pastors here at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. I am humbled and very excited to be here with everyone, as well as all of the faculty, staff, students, and families of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ School. Go Eagles!
I am a brand-new priest as I was ordained at the Cathedral on May 23, 2015. I look forward to serving God’s flock as a priest, to be an instrument of Christ’s healing mercy, to accompany all on their journey into the loving embrace of the Father, and to bring the Sacraments---especially the Holy Eucharist---to His people. I will also teach three classes of Juniors at Lincoln Pius X in addition to the duties at the Cathedral. I look forward to saying Mass for the school kids and staff and visiting the school during the week.
I was born and raised in Auburn, NE. I graduated from Auburn High School in 1999 and my parents still live in Auburn---I love to go back and visit family, golf, hunt, and fish! I graduated from UNL in 2003 with degrees in Finance and Marketing, and I was active on campus as a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. After graduation, I worked for State Farm Mutual Insurance here in Lincoln at 84th and O Streets. I completed a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management in 2008, and was active in Lincoln with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Teammates Mentoring, Junior Achievement, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and the Matt Talbot Kitchen.
In 2008, I decided to figure out what “Thy Will” was, and not “my will”, so I entered the seminary. I studied 2 years at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, and then completed theology studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia in 2015. While in Philly, I earned a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master’s of Divinity. My apostolic assignments included Holy Redeemer Hospital and St. Joseph’s Manor nursing home, St. Christopher’s Parish (where I also taught and visited K-8, just like Cathedral!), Archbishop Ryan High School, and my deacon assignment was at St. Robert Bellarmine parish, where I again visited the school and attended to the pastoral duties of a 2800-family parish.
The Lord has blessed us as with an excellent school at Cathedral. He blesses us even more with talented and dedicated faculty and staff. And He showers down His love upon us by giving us generous, loving, and wonderful students and families. It is a superb opportunity to be immersed in a Catholic school environment, where students receive a top-notch education and quality preparation for life. It is awesome to know that students can visit our Lord in the Tabernacle every day in this environment. It is awe-striking to know that Mary and all of the Saints are actively helping our Lord form these students at Cathedral. Cathedral is a vibrant garden to nurture and grow the lives of these students who truly are our future. It is humbling to be a part of that process and that family now.
Please feel free to contact me, say hello or chat Royals baseball, fishing, hunting, business, or God! I have a wide array of interests. My prayers are with you and I look forward to accompanying you on your journey with our Lord and His Catholic Church. May God bless and Mary keep you all!
Father Justin Fulton