Father Scott Gratton was ordained in July 2015 and serves as the parochial vicar at Saint Francis Xavier. He grew up in Newport, attending the local Catholic and public schools. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2009, Father Gratton studied at Providence College before entering major seminary at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
Father Gratton is a fan of banjo playing, soccer, rugby and fishing. As a seminarian, he spent summers with the Totus Tuus program for children throughout Vermont. While at Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Father Gratton has celebrated school Masses, taught music classes, practiced with the Cross Country team, eaten multiple hot dogs and burgers at school barbecues, led prayers at school assemblies, taught religion classes, showed his skills at the Bowl-a-thon, eluded small pursuers at Fun Day and joined the 8th grade class on some crazy rides at an amusement park. He has been a regular -- and very joyful -- presence in our school. He currently also serves as the head Chaplain at Rice Memorial High School.