Father David Scotchie was ordained for the Diocese of Orlando in 1993. He was a parochial vicar at Holy Name of Jesus in Indialantic (1993-1998) and at Sts. Peter and Paul in Winter Park (1998-2004) and at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Cloud (2004-2006). Then he was pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe in Avalon Park (2006-2013). While at Sts. Peter and Paul, he was also the campus minister at University of Central Florida (1998-2004). He attended parochial school at St. Mary Magdalen in Altamonte Springs where his family still belongs; and went to Edgewater High School in Orlando, Duke University in North Carolina (B.A. in Physics), the University of Central Florida (M.S. in Human Resources and Change Management), St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana (Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Studies), and Aquinas Institute in St. Louis (Doctor of Ministry in Preaching).
Father Vilaire first knew he wanted to be a priest when he was 11 years old, on the last day of a retreat before his first Communion. It was a Saturday in 1983, he felt something was different, but could not explain it. After that experience, he thought he wanted to be in the military to make a difference. Right before entering the military academy, he went on a retreat for Lent. There the message was so deep and he was not 11 years old anymore. So he knew for sure that he was being called to serve God. . Since that day, he has never thought about the military. Again, the first day he entered seminary, he felt that the message was ratified. He went directly to the Seminary from High School in 1994, at the Salesian House in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for his pre-novitiate. He then came to the United States of America in 1997. From there he was in New Jersey with the Salesians. In 2004, he left the Salesians to start theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary with the Diocese of Orlando.
Father Vilaire loves to work with the youth and help to teach them with their faith, his greatest joy is to live his faith happily around the people of God and to serve them. Fr. Vilaire was ordained on May 30, 2009 at St. James Cathedral. He was assigned as parochial Vicar to St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park. In May, 2012, he was assigned to serve the people of St. James Cathedral. In 2016 Bishop Noonan assigned Father Vilaire to Most Precious Blood. We are blessed to have Fr. Vilaire join us as we all move towards the Lord and continue to build God’s Kingdom in Oviedo.
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