We have all been hurt. Our hurt often leads us to hurt our relationship with God, others, and ourselves. Hurt people hurt people. When we are Renewed by His Love, we are set free from being controlled by unforgiveness, sins, and the lies we believe about ourselves. We are healed, and we empower others to find healing in Jesus. Healed people heal people.
Fr. Joel Haug is a native of Atchison, KS, the son of James and Aleda Haug, and the youngest of five children. He attended St. Benedict’s School and graduated from Maur Hill-Mount Academy in 2008. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas in 2012 where he studied Spanish and Pre-medicine with the intention to enter medical school. After being guided and formed by the sisters of the Apostles of the Interior Life and discovering his passion for evangelization and spiritual formation, he discerned his call to enter formation as a seminarian with the Priests of the Apostles of the Interior Life in the summer of 2012.
He spent two years with the community studying Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and finished his four years of Theology for ordination to the priesthood at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. On May 25th of 2019, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. He spent his first year of priesthood as the Parochial Vicar of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Kansas City, KS, and since July 2020, he has been the Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Church in Shawnee while serving as Bishop Ward’s chaplain.