Father Don Wolf
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Cousin of Blessed Stanley Rother
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Biography: Father Don Wolf
Fr. Don Wolf is a native of Wheatland, Oklahoma. He graduated from Western Heights High School in 1973 and attended Oklahoma State University. In 1975, he entered St. Meinrad Seminary. He earned a BA in Philosophy in 1977 and an MDiv in Theology in 1980. In 1981, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City by Archbishop Charles Salatka.
His parish assignments have included St. Peter’s in Guymon and St. Francis Xavier in Enid as associate pastor. He has also been pastor at Sacred Heart in Mangum, Prince of Peace and missions in Altus, Holy Angels and Sacred Heart parishes in Oklahoma City, Assumption Parish and missions in Duncan, St. Benedict Parish and missions in Shawnee, and now at St. Eugene in Oklahoma City. Fr. Wolf was a National Board Member of the NFPC from 1988 to 1997. He was elected president of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils and served in the national office in Chicago from 1997 to 2000.
During the years of his priesthood, Fr. Wolf has served in a variety of archdiocesan roles including many terms as a member of and Chairman of the Priests’ Council, fourteen years on the Vocations’ Board, as a member of the Board of Catholic Charities, three years as President of the Board, the Spiritual Moderator of the Cursillo Movement and as a founding member and Chairman of the Commission for Justice and Human Development. He served eight years on the Board of St. Gregory’s University, seven years as Chairman. He was named Director of Hispanic Ministry from 1992 to 1997. For seven years he hosted and produced a weekly radio program La Voz Católica. Fr. Wolf earned a Doctorate in Preaching in 2003 from Seabury-Western School of Theology at Northwestern University. He was also a member of the Princeton Center of Theological Reflection Pastor-Theologian Project from 2005 to 2007.
Currently Fr. Wolf serves on the Priests’ Continuing Education Committee and produces and hosts a weekly program on Catholic Radio, Living Catholic.