East Moline, Il
Christ the King, Moline Il
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.