Current Seminarians

Casey Flack

Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

Ordination Year


Home Town

East Moline, Il

Home Parish

Christ the King, Moline Il

Vocation Story

My call toward the priesthood has certainly been more winding than I would have like! In high school, I had thought about it from time to time, but never really took it seriously until I went to Loras College. It was there that I found out just how much the things I loved doing were the ministries of the priest. In seeing their joyous example I was able to open more gradually to the call. As I began to enter more deeply into ministries at Mass, to the poor, the homeless, elderly, and in teaching, I was given more and more life, even as they physically exhausted me. It was in graduate school that I had the distance and perspective to realize fully that in providing these ministries that I encountered Christ and brought Him to others. The answer for me was to enter more fully into that call.