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Deacon Mark Rougeux

Permanent Deacon

Dcn. Mark Rougeux, D. Min.

Permanent Deacon


Deacon Mark was raised in Louisville, graduating from St. Gabriel and St. Xavier High School. He earned a business degree at UK and an MBA from North Carolina before embarking on a career in commercial real estate development, ending up as a partner in Duke Realty Corp. of Indianapolis.


In 1987 Deacon Mark left the business world and became involved in ministry in Washington, DC. While there, he earned his MA in Theology from Catholic University of America. Upon his return to Louisville, he taught theology at St. Xavier and Bellarmine University. In 2014 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic U.

Deacon Mark Rougeux was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church in 2008.

Deacon Mark has been a catechist in RCIA programs for over 20 years, and was director of St. Patrick's RCIA program for 13 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lonergan Institute in Washington, DC. Deacon Mark is also on the Board of Overseers of St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and serves on the Board of Trustees as well. He is also an instructor in the Permanent Deacon Formation Program of St. Meinrad School of Theology. He serves as the Executive Director for "Mass of the Air" program. At St. Patrick, Deacon Mark is involved in Adult Faith Formation, and Pastoral Care.

Mark and his wife, Kim, were married in 1974, and have three adult sons, John (wife - Sara and granddaughters - Charlotte and Gretta), Joseph and Michael.