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Father Carl Buster Melchior

Wrong Father Carl Buster Melchior?

Assistant Director


Employment History

  • Vocation Director
    Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Vocations Director
    Diocese of St. Petersburg , Florida
  • Equipment Manager
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Assistant Equipment Manager
    NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • degrees , Philosophy and Theology
    St. John Vianney College Seminary
38 Total References
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Fr. Carl Melchior
Fr. Carl Melchior
Assistant Director of Vocations
(727) 345-3452
» 2013 » January, 1 Jan 2013 [cached]
Along with our Vocation Director, Father Carl Melchior, the four of us were able to lead the community in prayer and provide for them sacramentally.
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Tampa chaplain FR. CARL MELCHIOR used to work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . . .
Fr. Carl Melchior
Fr. Carl Melchior
Fr. Carl Melchior Tampa Bay Chapter
Many people who meet Fr. Carl "Buster" Melchior are surprised when they learn that the 52-year-old priest worked nine years as an assistant equipment manager for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Father Melchior also worked in sports medicine for almost six years until his soul-searching led him to consider the priesthood and enter the seminary in his mid 30s. Ordained six years ago, he currently serves as vocations director for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla., and helps young men discern if God has also called them to the priesthood.
One week from today our local ... [cached]
One week from today our local church will have a new priest, Carl Joseph Melchior. He has been in the "pipeline" now for nine years, four as a college seminarian and five in theology which included his pastoral year at St. Paul's parish in St. Petersburg. Like the arrival of all "newborns", his ordination will be greeted with rejoicing for him and for us. He wishes there were others who would be alongside of him before me but we will rejoice at each single or multiple birth. (Next year there should be two to be ordained and this morning at St. Patrick's Cathedral the vast Archdiocese of New York ordained three men). Carl's is in his forties and for many years prior to entering the seminary he worked as an Equipment Manager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raised and educated at Christ the King in South Tampa, his parents have already gone home to the Lord so next to my own seat, they will have the best seat "out of the house" next Saturday as their son is ordained a priest. He has a brother and sister-in-law who have at least one child for Uncle Carl to love and take pride in.
The birth of a priest is a long and somewhat arduous process. I remember when Carl first appeared before me as a candidate and he was worried that it might take so long to get ordained that the best years of his life would be behind him. He did so well in both of the seminaries and is so appreciated by those who were responsible for his formation. Most of them will join his friends and people from the parishes where he has served in rejoicing, sharing his happiness and thanking God.
On all scores, Carl Melchior is ready and like an obstetrician, I am ready to use my hands to make it happen. We should rejoice and be glad and throughout this week, pray for Carl (a.k.a. "Buster").
Update: Please note correction in "ERRATA, CORRECTION, OR JUST OOPS!"
Tags: Christ the King-Tampa, Fr. Carl Melchior, Priests, Sports, St. Paul-St. Petersburg, Vocations
Fr. Carl Melchior, Director ... [cached]
Fr. Carl Melchior, Director of Vocations for the Diocese, was the main celebrant, and offered an inspirational homily citing the virtues of courage and faithfulness that Blessed Edmund displayed in his lifetime.
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