The Rev. Thomas Barrett
Father Thomas Barrett was born May 30, 1945 in Eldorado to Philip and Leola Martin Barrett. After attending St. Henry Seminary in Belleville he continued his seminary studies in St. Louis at Cardinal Glennon College, Kenrick Seminary and St. Louis University School of Divinity.
Father Barrett’s associate assignments were at St. Henry in Belleville and St. Philip in East St. Louis.
He was a member of the diocesan vocation team, the Althoff Catholic High School faculty and the Camp Ondessonk staff before being assigned to his first pastorate at St. Philip in East St. Louis in 1978.
After pastorates at St Philip in East St Louis, St. Clement in McLeansboro and St. John Nepomucene in Dahlgren, he was assigned to pastorates at St. George in New Baden (1994), St. Lawrence in Lawrenceville, Immaculate Conception in Bridgeport, and St. Francis Xavier in St. Francisville in 1999 before his current pastorate at St. Paul in Vienna and St. Francis de Sales in Stonefort in 2009. He is also a prison minister at the Shawnee Correctional Center and Vienna Correction Center in Vienna.
Father Barrett has served on the Diocesan Personnel Committee and the Presbyteral Council.
To read about the Pastoral Council of St. Paul, click here.