Father Dennis Wait

Class of 1966

Father Dennis Wait graduated from Donnelly in 1966, and has served the people of God in the Archdiocese as a pastor and assistant pastor in both rural-and urban-based parishes for nearly 40 years. He has also served as the Archdiocesan Vocation Director and Archdiocesan Youth Director. In 1996, he established the Sanctuary of Hope Prayer and Retreat Center, an inner-city, inter-faith retreat center just a few blocks south of Donnelly. The spirit of Sanctuary of Hope mirrors Donnelly’s mission statement in that it “seeks to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our time by making the love of God tangible in our world.” Father Dennis continues to give back to Donnelly by offering Mass each week on campus. 

Father Dennis Wait was inducted in 2010.