Fr. Nathan LaLiberte

Rev. Nathan LaLiberte

Father Nathan was the pastor at Nativity of Mary in Bloomington, Minnesota, from 2019 through June 2024. With permission from his archbishop, he is now pursuing his master’s in counseling at Saint Mary’s University. He was the pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe in Delano, Minnesota, from 2015 to 2019. Before that, he served as associate pastor at St. Michael, Minnesota, and Anoka, Minnesota, after his ordination in 2011.

In addition to leading the sacramental life of a parish, Fr. Nathan’s experience includes the development of an apologetics series and a curriculum of theology lessons for adults. He was chaplain for the Catholic Psychological Association’s Minnesota Chapter, is a recognized contributor to a variety of Catholic podcasts and was involved with the establishment of the Martin Center for Integration, a faith-filled mental health service organization for individuals, couples and organizations.

Having invited Cross Catholic Outreach priests to his parishes over the years, Fr. Nathan has been impacted by the ministry’s mission of serving the poor in remote locations around the world and now wishes “to advocate on behalf of those who are often invisible to the first-world Church.”  

His favorite scripture is John 12:24, “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit,” as he believes it is such a beautiful summation of the Christian vocation to give one’s all no matter the cost, trusting the Father will bring forth the fruit in his own time.