Reverend Father Scott Gratton -
Parochial Vicar at St. Francis Xavier Parish
Father Scott Gratton was ordained on July 11, 2015 and serves as the parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier. He grew up in Newport Center, attending the local Catholic and public schools. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2009 as a double major in Religion and Italian, Father Gratton then studied Philosophy 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, fishing, and singing. As a seminarian, he spent summers with the Totus Tuus program for children throughout Vermont, and served in parishes around the state. While at St. 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 Vice Principal for Catholic Mission and Head Chaplain at Rice Memorial High School.