Father David C. Downey has arrived at St. Therese de Lisieux Catholic Church in Wellington as its new pastor.
A Chicago native, Downey entered the Congregation of Alexian Brothers after high school. The congregation is dedicated to the healing ministry and hospital work. He was with them for 10 years before leaving to pursue further studies in nursing and healthcare administration.
Downey has worked with the Illinois Department of Mental Health, as well as the Department of Corrections.
“My years as a registered nurse were a tremendous experience, and the catalyst, really, that led me to the seminary,” he said.
Downey was parochial vicar for two years at St. Clare in North Palm Beach, St. Luke in Lake Worth, St. Joan of Arc in Boca Raton, and St. Peter in Jupiter, which was his first assignment.
For more information, call (561) 784-0689 or visit www.sttherese-church.org.
ABOVE: Father David C. Downey