Fr. Steve LaCanne was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis in 1976. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas and St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. He served as pastor for fifteen years, Director of Spiritual Care in a hospital for over eleven years and received extensive Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for hospital ministry. He’s certified with the National Association for Catholic Chaplains.
Fr. Steve has a passion for serving the sick, dying and those on the margins of society. He says: “healing wounds in the hearts of those who are suffering, especially the emotionally, spiritually and physically poor, expresses God’s love to those most in need. This is the call of the Gospel!”
Fr. Steve’s forty-five years of active ministry includes 24 years of parish work – 15 years as a pastor and 23 years in hospital ministry. Fr. Steve prefers referring to retirement as “refirement! We are blessed to have Fr. Steve serve the poorest of the poor through Cross Catholic Outreach.