Father Scott Bullock is celebrating his silver jubilee in 2016. Father Bullock was born on Oct. 26, 1963, in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from Elkton High School in Elkton, Maryland, in 1981 and then received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, in 1985. He began his seminary studies at St. John Seminary at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, before beginning first theology at the North American College in Rome. In 1990, he received an S.T.B. in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He studied in sacramental/dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum San Anselmo. Father Bullock was ordained by Archbishop Daniel W. Kucera, OSB, on June 22, 1991, at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque.
The priest served as associate pastor at St. Matthew Parish in Cedar Rapids (1991-94). He was then also associate pastor at St. Edward Parish in Cedar Rapids and taught at Columbus Catholic High School (1994-96). He completed graduate studies in canon law at the Catholic University of America and was appointed to be a judge in the Metropolitan Tribunal (1996-97). Father Bullock was associate director of seminarians (1997-98) and sacramental priest at St. Catherine and St. Donatus parishes. He was director of seminarians (1998-2012) and then rector of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College (2003-2014). He was associate pastor at St. Joseph, Bellevue; St. Catherine, St. Catherine; and St. Donatus, St. Donatus (2002-2010). In 2010, Father Bullock became judicial vicar for the archdiocese. He served as pastor for Nativity Parish, Dubuque, (2011-2014) and is now pastor at St. Edward Parish, Waterloo.
He is also pastoral coordinator for Cedar Valley Catholic Schools. “When I chose to prepare to be a priest, I felt confident that God was calling me to this and 25 years of God’s love and the support of God’s people has more than confirmed that,” said Father Bullock. A Mass to celebrate Father Bullock’s 25th anniversary of ordination is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 12 at St. Edward Parish in Waterloo. For more information, call 319-233-8060.