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Fr. Dominic Bouck
University of Mary

Father Dominic Bouck is a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck and serves as Chaplain and Director of University Ministry at the University of Mary. In addition to his roles at the university, Fr. Bouck serves as Assistant Vocations Director for the Diocese of Bismarck.

Fr. Bouck completed his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome before being ordained in 2018. Fr. Bouck served as Chaplain of St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck, North Dakota, from 2018 to 2020. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies and Classical Languages from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, along with a Bachelor in Sacred Theology (STB) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His previous experiences include serving in campus ministry at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and working as an intern and writer at First Things.

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More from Father Bouck on Prayer and Discernment

Every person was created to know, love, and serve God, and prayer is necessary if we are to live this out. Hear more from Fr. Bouck in our "Prayer and Discernment" video series.

Published Pieces

Crucifix and Altar

The Purpose of a University Chaplain

The university chaplain is not primarily a counselor, a friend, or a mascot; rather, he serves as the unworthy yet unifying presence of Christ on campus.

Rev. Dominic Bouck
Dec 28, 2020