Father Douglas McKay was ordained in 1982 for the archdiocese of Philadelphia. As a priest, he has ministered in parishes, hospitals, prisons, schools, neighborhood bars, playgrounds, and on the streets. Since 1993, he has been the chaplain of Holy Family Home, serving the elderly with the Little Sisters of the Poor. He is also the founder and chaplain of Our House Ministries, Inc., and Addiction Resource Center, established in 1997 in the Grays Ferry section of the city. He serves as chaplain of the Calix Society, Philadelphia Unit, that proclaims the Catholic faith to the Alcoholics Anonymous membership. Father resides at Holy Family Home.