Staff Member: Father Randy Budnar
Father Randy Budnar
I am Father Randy Budnar. I was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1988. I have a BA from St. Meinrad Seminary College in Indiana and a Master of Divinity from St. Francis Theology School in Milwaukee.
I served five years 1988-1993 at St. Victor in Monroe first with Fr. Nilles, and then with Fr. Umhoeher. I then served three years at St. Maria Goretti on the west side of Madison with Fr. Schuster 1993-1996. I served one
year with Fr. Hennington at St. John in Waunakee. I served two years 1997-1999 at Sacred Hearts in Sun Prairie first with Fr. Hinnen, and then with Fr. Moellenberndt. Then, one year as pastor at St. Augustine in
Footville. Then, as pastor of St. Patrick’s, Hollandale and Immaculate Conception in Blanchardville. I served as pastor at Holy Rosary in Darlington from 2002-2013. In 2012-2013, I was also pastor for St. Peter in Elk Grove, Our Lady of Hope in Seymour, St. Michael in Calamine and Immaculate Conception in Truman. I served on the Priest Personnel Board and on the Presbyteral Council. I was vicariate for the Lafayette Deanery. God has continued to bless me by bringing me to be pastor for St. Ann in Stoughton.
I grew up in McFarland where my parents Roland and Joyce still live. I am the second oldest of six; Suzanne, Linda, Jim, Lisa and Rebecca. I have two brother-in-laws, a sister-in-law, four nieces and one nephew.
I have been a Chaplain in the Wisconsin Air Guard for the 115 Fighter Wing at Truax base in Madison from February 1996 to August 2001. I was deployed 2 weeks in Hickum in Hawaii, and 5 weeks to Tuzla in Bosnia.
I served on the fire department in Hollandale. I served on a hospital ethics board for Iowa County and for the Stoughton hospital. I was a chaplain for the Boy Scouts. I was a member of the American Legion and served on the honor guard. I have been chaplain for the 3rd and 4th degree of Knights of Columbus, and for the Catholic Daughters. I am an usher at the Stoughton Opera House.
I have traveled to Rome, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Austria, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Ghana. I have tried sky diving, hang gliding, white water rafting, parasailing, and driving a sagway. I hiked up Mt. Quandary in Colorado, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mt. St. Helens in Washington and down the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I had a good hot air balloon ride in Colorado and went on an afternoon cattle drive. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, tennis, biking, scuba diving, acting, traveling and reading. I also enjoy playing the guitar, playing cards, singing in Church and talking about religion.
God has called me to the priesthood. I serve God with all my heart. I enjoy all God has given me to do.
Father Randy Budnar