Staff Member: Father Ken Ramón-Landry
Father Ken Ramón-Landry
Fr. Ken Ramón-Landry came to Sacred Heart in April of 2006. After Fr. William Vollor died in March 2011, Fr. Ken was assigned to pastor Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Prior to that he served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lumberton and St. Joseph's in Poplarville where he has served since 1998. He has also served in Laurel, Waynesboro, Ocean Springs, Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian as seminarian, deacon, intern and "baby priest."
He is a Biloxi native though he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Bud and Joy Landry on Dec. 11, 1954. His dad died in 1988, shortly after he became a priest in Jan. 1987. He had the privilege of honoring him with a Christian burial. His mother later married his dad's brother, who died in 2019 along with Fr. Ken’s brother and he honored them both with Christian burial. His mother lives in Vancleave, MS. He has 3 sisters and 5 brothers who are living, "2 who adopted us”. He has a host of nieces, nephews and a growing number of great nieces and nephews.
He has degrees: BS in Pre-Professional Psychology with minor in Religious Studies, History and Philosophy, and a BA degree in Spanish and one in Church Music and Liturgy from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN. He also has a MDiv. from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. The time demands of his ministry took him away from his Pre-Doctoral paper.
His hobbies include playing piano, composing music, gardening and reading (several books a month on theology, psychology and spirituality of all kinds).